Defining Tomorrow‘s Cooking Space

Cooking is a huge trend at the moment. And its current popularity is one of the reasons why the kitchen has become a central gathering area in any living space. Yet, the demands on the design of the modern cooking area are changing: in urban areas, available space is often limited with high importance placed on digital features.

Challenge

Never stop inventing

“Cooking FUSICS” was the motto for the SCHOTT CERAN® Design Awards 2017 . The concept combines a number of challenges that the kitchen of tomorrow – fully utilizing CERAN® cooking surfaces – must meet:

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When it comes to cooking – whether it is gas, induction or eletric – CERAN® glass-ceramic cooking surfaces are highly versatile. But what about the other functions? An integrated scale, displays for recipes and instructions or Smart Home connectivity?

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The living space in urban areas is becoming smaller and smaller, especially when it comes to Asian megacities such as Hong Kong or Beijing, which are bursting at the seams. How can a kitchen overcome its tight corners yet still be comfortable, functional and social all at once?

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CERAN® glass-ceramic is a sustainable and durable material. What other materials could enhance the value of CERAN®? What other sustainable compounds, processes or cycles are conceivable?

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Lighting can help create the mood; even when standing at a CERAN® cooking surface! What are the plausible light scenarios? Ambient lighting? Radiant operating elements? Or perhaps a combination of both?

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The cooking area transforms into the Smart Kitchen: What are the essential interactive features? Will a basic connectivity be ample, or must other smart, new features be added as well? What might those be?

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Cooking is a passion which becomes humanized at the stove. But what does tomorrow‘s social experience at a CERAN® cooktop look like? What roles do other cultures play? How does diversity add to the cooking space?

Re-imagining the cooking experience

To ensure that “Cooking FUSICS” was not just an interesting slogan but a tangible concept that could be realized, SCHOTT came up with some guidelines to serve as a starting point and commissioned Frankfurt designer Robert Cristinetti to bring it to life.

To ensure that “Cooking FUSICS” was not just an interesting slogan but a tangible concept that could be realized, SCHOTT came up with some guidelines to serve as a starting point and commissioned Frankfurt designer Robert Cristinetti to bring it to life.

Innovation

The Vision: The FUSICS Table Prototype

It was already clear with the initial design of the FUSICS Table: this concept should inspire both designers and architects. An event in the creative epicenter from East London served as the setting for the presentation of the prototype.

It was already clear with the initial design of the FUSICS Table: this concept should inspire both designers and architects. An event in the creative epicenter from East London served as the setting for the presentation of the prototype.

The FUSICS Table Prototype

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SCHOTT NEXTREMA® glass-ceramic with scracht-resistant coating

Status color LED controllable with a capacitive slider

Scratch-resistant glass-ceramic cooktop with Miradur® coating

Multi-zone induction cooktop which can be operated from both sides

LED color bar activated by a proximity sensor

Surface made of SCHOTT NEXTREMA® glass-ceramic

Interactive cooking application on a 4K multi-touch screen – direct connection to a recipe database with tutorial videos and step-by-step applications

People

“In the best case, design contributes to the usability of technology in future kitchen concepts – only when design and technology merge, it makes everyday life better.” Robert Cristinetti, Jury Member SCHOTT CERAN® 

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Glass-ceramic as a catalyst for innovation

At the London Design Fair the winning designs were selected by the jury members of the Design Awards 2017: The numerous submissions from throughout the entire world are a clear indication of the virtually unlimited possibilities provided by glass-ceramics.

Let’s design tomorrow‘s kitchen together today.

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Kim Kennell
Home Tech
SCHOTT North America, Inc.

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