Miele has been chosen as a leading project partner and collaborator in Joost Bakker’s Future Food System project, embracing the ‘zero waste’ philosophy and putting support behind Bakker’s quest for sustainability in everyday life.
Miele has supplied a selection of energy-saving appliances for an 87 square metre pop-up home and urban farm located in Melbourne’s Federation Square – the original site of Bakker’s first restaurant, the Greenhouse over a decade ago.
The three-storey home has two bedrooms, a rooftop garden, aquaponics system and on-site steam system complete with Miele appliances.
The kitchen features the Miele KM 7898 full-surface induction cooktop, DGC 7840 XL combi steam oven, H 7860 BP oven with Eco Fan Heat energy-efficient cooking function, DA 4228 W rangehood with an Eco Motor, KFNS 37682 iD fridge-freezer with PerfectFreshPro to keep food fresh for up to five times longer, and G 7919 Sci XXL integrated dishwasher with 4.5-star energy rating and 6-star WELS rating.
The laundry has been fitted with the Miele WWV 980 WPS W1 front load washing machine and TWV 680 WP heat pump tumble dryer. All appliances operate on solar power and the costs of every aspect of the project will be made available to the public.
Award-winning chefs Matt Stone and Jo Barrett are central to the project, spending their residency planting and harvesting food sourced and grown on site, and then showcasing the produce by creating meals with Miele appliances. The chefs will cook over 250 dishes while living in the Future Food System home.
Miele Australia and New Zealand marketing director, Michele Laghezza said sustainability is an integral part of the brand’s identity and the manufacturer is constantly striving to improve its environmental performance.
“For over 120 years, Miele has stood by its brand ethos of ‘Immer Besser – Forever Better’ by creating appliances that have been built to last and endure daily use. Our product designers carefully consider how we can reduce the burden of production on the environment and on natural resources with every appliance,” he said.
“As part of our commitment, we are always on the lookout to partner with brands and individuals who share our sustainability values and are excited to be working with Joost on his latest project. During their residency, Matt and Jo will be using a selection of Miele appliances which have been chose to ensure they meet high expectations for energy saving and efficiency.”
There are weekly live streams, video updates and interviews with people involved in the project for the rest of the country to track progress online.