BULTHAUP
YOUR KITCHEN WORKSHOP

Bulthaup just opened in Causeway Bay (Hong Kong) less than a month ago. Its ceiling and flooring are layered with Dinesen timber from Denmark, often seen in castle and cathedral. In a space and setting that is not dissimilar to our living arrangement, the focus is on its b2 and b3 series. Traditional German craftsmanship combined with ergonomic measures, Bulthaup is not your regular kitchen design company. Founded in Bulthaup (Bavaria, Germany) in 1949, the company has been keeping its tradition. Its first product was actualised after WWII, which met with great demand at the time. This affected the label’s motto, even now – to create functional designs to satisfy kitchen users worldwide.

The ‘Flowing Kitchen’ in b3 series demonstrates that kitchen is, in fact, the most functional part in a home. The fitting as well as individual furniture items are equally important. The b3 cupboard is hung on the kitchen wall, just so that it is not intrusive by any means. Post coating, aluminium takes on a bronze look, as well as being oxidise-resistant. The timber lining is available in two shades — oak or walnut veneer. The 13mm-thick solid oak is reinforced with two aluminium layers inside, to avoid de-shape and humidity. Storage being a main topic in kitchen design, one of the main features of b3 cupboard is its compartment for seasoning and cutlery. There are also compartments for bigger objects such as bread-slicer and meat chopper board.

Named ‘Mobile Kitchen’, the b2 series cupboard emphasises on mobility. Its simple shape is created with no drawers as a rule, completed with components for users to put together and dissemble as they see fit. Bulthaup’s b2 is its only collaboration series, its ‘no drawers’ concept is inspired by Vatican cathedral kitchen and car mechanics’ tool box, displaying every single object in one’s sight. The design also enables users to adopt different ‘tool cabinet’ combinations and incorporate electric compliances. The possibilities are endless.

Text: iemi | Translation: dilettante
Photo: Kimio Ng
Update: 1 Nov 2010

BULTHAUP
No.5 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
+852 2868 9323
bulthaup.com

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