The kitchen is the new living room: a space for social gathering, collaborative cooking, event hosting, and communal dining. Undergoing immense transformation through time and continually adapting to current social and aesthetic trends, the room that used to be a service area relegated to the back of the house is now the multi-functional hub of the home.
Kitchen Kulture is an inspiring visual feast that shines a light on all that the twenty-first century kitchen can be. The kitchens presented in this book are testing grounds for environmentally-friendly innovation as well as lively spaces that inspire a higher quality of life by prompting better eating habits and bringing together family and friends. From a vast, open-plan kitchen in a London townhouse to a kitchenette inside a student studio in Berlin, the professionals behind these designs uncover the full potential of today’s kitchen through their creativity.
Kitchen Kulture presents not only functional furnishings, but also an array of kitchen tools and appliances that meld practicality with aesthetics. And because a kitchen comes alive when it is used, the book includes several photo-based stories of people cooking and enjoying in their kitchens that truly capture their atmospheres. It is precisely these rich details that make Kitchen Kulture such an inspiring reference for all of those facing the exciting yet challenging task of improving, extending, or rebuilding their kitchen. Or, of course, for those who would simply like to kick off their next dinner with friends by planning their dream kitchen!