Entries from February 2012 ↓

Origami Kitchen


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When you think kitchen, you think base cabinets and upper cabinets, set nicely against a wall. While it’s by far the most common – and the most practical too – how else you could configure a kitchen? Well, let’s put it into the middle of a larger space.  The Origami-Mi Kitchen  incorporate three, two or one spatial dividers, all dedicated to create an area ideal for cooking.

The basis of kitchen unit is a frame made of metal tube on which are mounted boxes. The frame allows the kitchen units exist independently from the wall. For the production of fronts the manufacturer uses sandwich panels. The boxes (or drawers…) open by an electric “servo-drive”, you just lightly press the front and even a fully loaded drawer will open.

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Free Up Space & Hide Your Kitchen


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Space is something you cannot get enough of – especially in the kitchen, where things are usually super-crammed. So here’s your challenge: fit a compact yet complete kitchen into one square meter when it’s closed up. You should keep the kitchen, and enough storage to cook and clean up easily within a very tiny limit.

Here’s how design students Kristin Laass and Norman Ebelt made it work. Their quite brilliant solution, to accommodate all the various ways that we use the kitchen was one of the entries in the DMY international design festival berlin 2010.

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