STARCK by Warendorf: Kitchens as Social Hubs

STARCK by Warendorf: Kitchens as Social Hubs

Gregory Han
Dec 8, 2009

Philippe Starck's latest creation for Warendorf (formerly Miele DIE KÜCHE): kitchens designed to merge the practical utility of a cooking area with the other multi-functional tasks people use kitchens for besides food prep (i.e. working on laptops, reading, dining, working, socializing), all with an aesthetic that appears more "living room" than "kitchen". This design philosophy is merged with the concept of the kitchen as a social hub in all four designs…

The four designs:
Library - The kitchen designed with (cooking) books in mind. Perfect for people like our Kitchn team, where books and cooking go hand in hand. The kitchen's library atmosphere is further accentuated with a wall-high frame of shelves and a sliding ladder. Could also work well for storing away ingredients. Starck's Trumpet Table provides a spot for a sink, cooker hob, pull-out drawers and bar-height dining table with marble top.

Primary - designed as a small space solution, the compact luxe version of the four designs is the most apartment/loft compatible. Includes a kitchen block, orbited by a round table in bar counter height, engraved, coloured mirror-backed glass and a trendy yellow and gray colour scheme.

Duality - Techno meets traditional, with a large wall element that operates as both a kitchen island and room divider.

Tower - We like this one the best, as it's the most unique, rethinking kitchen storage with two large rotating towers that work similar to wardrobes; all the kitchen features are hidden away and the dining area is incorporated with a flush mounted hob and sink area.

Complete details about STARCK by Warendorf here.

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