Unique Designs: The Cooklounge by Michael Schmidt

On this week’s Unique Designs, we share with you the Cooklounge by Michael Schmidt from Germany.

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`The kitchen is the heart of the home´ – Single rooms tend to melt together in the modern world. They conjoin into bigger rooms and give way to generous spaces where friendship and communication can unfold in an unrestricted and creative way.

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The “grounding kitchen” is a place where taste, well-being, architecture and open space are floating together. It’s a movement towards more social life or in other words cocooning in a crowd. We designed a kitchen with inspiring impulses, so living, lounging and cooking can be celebrated in one room: guests and potato-peeling, gossip and coffee-clatch, children’s homework and chicken broth, stock exchange and good wine. The centerpiece of the kitchen is a multifunctional piece of furniture which can handle any situation in daily life in the field of cooking, eating living and grounding.

It can change its appearance turning from a monoblock into a stylish sideboard, from a state of the art piece of furniture into a kitchen stove and sink with an adjustable table, having an integrated warm-keeping plate in the middle, you can create a relaxing lounge area. All the things you need for preparing a good meal are integrated, from a boilerplate to the microwave-oven, including a barbecue and even a dish-washer.

Michael Schmidt was born in Heilbronn, Germany, in 1961. In 1989 he graduated in engineering from the University of Stuttgart, and subsequently attended the Faculty of Design for Property Investments at the Stuttgart Academy of Art. He then worked as a designer in the design and advanced conception office at Mercedes Benz, leaving there in 1992 to set up the design studio “DesignWorX” with a partner.

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In 1995 he opened his own design studio “code.2.design”.  Code.2.design’s main have customers have included Audi, ACO Passavant, BMW, Columbus Clean, Drabert, Duscholux, E_Plus, Falper, Hansgrohe OEM, HighTech Design Produkts, Porsche, Renggli Laboratories, Schärf Office Furniture, and Samas Office Furniture Group. Code.2.design is the official innovation partner of the Fraunhofer Institute.

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His collaboration with Falper includes the Scoop bathtub and basin and the Shape furniture series, and the Handmade range of baths and basins.

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