The new responsive kitchen: Milan Design Week 2016

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.

Know what’s next. Become a WGSN member today to benefit from our daily trend intelligence, retail analytics, consumer insights and bespoke consultancy services.