Kitchen Futures is a series of posts over the coming weeks, taking a glimpse into the future of home cooking through five trends spanning from short term to long term. In our second post of the series we will be focusing on the impact of increased urbanisation and growing populations on home cooking, as consumers seek out smart lifestyle solutions without compromise to quality or quantity.
Throughout this post we look at how less really does mean more – more thought, more functionality, more design…
Compact will no longer mean less functionality or compromise on quality – in fact, ‘compact’ will start to represent a new standard in cookware and appliance design, elevating the idea of convergence and mobility to new levels.
Featured and above image credits: PDD
Mobile hospitality – expanding cooking spaces in, around and outside of the traditional kitchen environment. Temporary structures, mobile and communal cooking – adapting from one to ten people.
- Smart forms and structures enabling stackability
- Single iconic footprints – repetition over scale
- Shapes morphing as they converge – braking current conventions
- Extendable structures with attention to detail gives flexibility to spaces
- Transparency, layering and depth – revealing multiples
- Colour and material mixes creating intriguing combinations
- Bold colour and material transitions
- Form definition through colour and pattern contrast
- Harmonious eclectic mix
Posted by Sarita
Principal – Design Insight
The last thing that inspired me: Chinese teacups from a small café in Camden Town, London - the most amazing collection of colours and textures.
My dream project: Something multi-sensorial.
My obsession: Stationery - retro inspired, Asian influenced, graphically intriguing, sensorially indulgent and the 'unique'!