The new responsive kitchen: Milan Design Week 2016
By Laurence Pasquier

Advanced technology revolutionises the kitchen at Eurocucina this year. WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors Editor Laurence Pasquier reports

Apr 13, 2016

4 photos

With Milan Design Week now in full swing, we take a look at one key trend to emerge at Eurocucina this year. Beyond the evident rise of the smart kitchen, with its connected apps that provide support to the cooking experience, another interesting technological development is the integration of electric functions beneath kitchen surfaces. Hobs, power switches and phone chargers are seamlessly hidden under the countertop, so that they are 100% invisible when not in use.

Offmat, Marmo Arredo’s research laboratory, has launched the Tuler kitchen, in which a quartz tabletop conceals four fully functional induction plates, some kitchen scales that light up to measure the weight of ingredients, and a switch that triggers the appearance of a sink and running of the water.


Leading manufacturers Pedini, Binova and Patriarca are also showing inconspicuous induction hobs for the first time, while Franke presents an integrated phone charger.
7-IMG_4932 6-IMG_4772 5-IMG_4583

The full Eurocucina trend report will be available on WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors next week; click here to join and find out more.

Subscribe to WGSN

Experience Lifestyle & Interiors on WGSN.

Related stories

4 photos
London's new immersive art exhibition invites you to step back in time

2 photos
A New App for Jet-Setting, Instagram Addicts

4 photos
London's Design Museum has a new home - and it's brilliantly ambitious

MIT scientist Says Consumer Desire Is Shifting Towards Intangible Goods

8 photos
The retail stores giving us interiors envy right now