Compact Kitchen Box

It’s about time portable kitchens got a whole lot smaller while offering a whole lot more functionality. We carry complex computers in our pockets these days, so we should definitely have the technology, right? Ultra compact kitchens could make a huge difference in micro apartments, tiny houses and other spaces where even a kitchenette takes up too much space, but you just can’t make do with a hot pot and microwave.

This intriguing concept looks like it could offer just that. Black, white, ultra-modern and minimalist, the elegantly simple design features an amazing array of capabilities hidden inside for cooking, cleaning, cooling and disposing of food. At just over a foot and a half wide by about a foot long, it may the most compact all-in-one, complete-kitchen furniture/fixture object ever proposed – it literally has everything but the kitchen sink.

Portable Kitchen for Small Spaces

Like a portable cooking island, the entire system was designed by He Ruimin to move in any direction on wheels, with burner spots on the top for a chef on the go. This hot spot is covered by food cutting surfaces and preparation areas that can be pulled back to reveal the heating zone.

All in One Portable Kitchen Concept

Fold-out kitchenware storage, a refrigerator door and disposal area all sit flush against the smooth curved side surfaces until needed. How does this design in particular manage to pack so much into such a small area? The main space-saving concept that works throughout the piece is quite simple: let no area go to waste in any of the three dimensions – such as the space typically lost beneath the open surface of a traditional table.

It’s a smart solution for a common problem, and refreshingly chic in its glossy black and white color scheme as well. Can’t you see this slotting right into an RV or van as a camper kitchen, or making a tiny house feel a little more like home?