More and more appliances are becoming design features and integrated appliances are being disguised as part of the furniture in open plan living spaces. A German designer has combined these trends to create a portable minimalist cooktop/dining table hybrid.
Moritz Putzier has been snapping up design awards in Europe with a prototype which seamlessly combines kitchen furniture and cooking appliances.
The centrepiece of the kitchen, the Cooking Table is a back-to-basics design that allows for simple yet flexible cooking, dining and entertaining options.
“My work is focused on the creation of the cooking experience not on the food itself. Traditional and original values are picked up and transformed into the present time. The project calls the rigid conditions of our daily kitchen life into question and suggests a new way of cooking and dining to keep this creative act as a social ritual alive,” Putzier said.
The table top is made from two pieces of oak which can be separated to allow for moveable gas burners to be clicked inside and slid along a hidden track.