For a very long time, the only “space saving” solutions for kitchens were pint-size dishwashers and itty-bitty stoves. What if your space is so limited that you don’t have a dedicated room for cooking and food storage at all? The Tower Kitchen by famed French designer Philippe Starck packs everything you would normally put in a kitchen into two tall columns that take up a mere square meter of floor space each.
In one tower, the heat: oven, steam oven, and optional microwave oven. In the other tower, the cold: the fridge and freezer. Additional components like a dishwasher and extra storage space can easily be integrated where needed or desired.
Three sides of each space-saving modular kitchen tower are closed off with sleek wood-grain doors that hide the components inside. On the fourth side, the surface is covered with a chalkboard or a mirror, providing a functional space to leave notes or fix your outfit before important company arrives.
Because these all-in-one kitchen towers boast a beautiful, sophisticated exterior, you won’t be embarrassed to have them sitting out in a combined living/sleeping/dining/studying area. Moreover, they can be placed in the middle of a room rather than in a special corner, unlike traditional refrigerators.
For those with truly limited home space who do not have the luxury of distinct food prep/dining areas, the matching “Trumpet Table” does double duty as a food preparation island and dining table. Taking up a minimum of space but containing a stovetop, sink, countertop, dining table and storage area, the table is the perfect complement to the multi-sided spinning towers.
“Philippe Starck refers to his ‘towers’ as the secret ingredient of his design combinations. This is where kitchen design is turned completely on its head by reducing it to just two towers and a functional table. The ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ tower units have a footprint of just 95 x 95 cm each and a height of 2.3 m. They rotate through 340°and constantly change the way the room looks depending on whether a chalk board, a wine rack or a flat screen television is integrated into the rear wall. The hot and cold appliances are integrated behind the tall unit doors. Next to them is additional storage space comprising specially designed shelves, crockery racks and food storage.”