bulthaup, one of the world’s most luxurious kitchen design and manufacture companies, has launched three new looks for kitchens in 2016:
bulthaup b1 – Focus on the essentials
The basic principle for bulthaup this year is simplicity. This is also the response to people’s present-day lifestyles and ever-changing living configurations: plug and play – a simple module system that adapts to the user.
This system is characterised by a consistent, simple language of form and a meticulous focus on the essentials, while at the same time giving the user space to develop and grow. The focal point is the b1 countertop with freely selectable functions, providing a center for cooking together and social interaction.
The simplicity and flexibility of the elements open up a multitude of possible uses – the user decides. b1 components are easy to assemble and set up, but just as easy to pack away and take with you when you move.
A traditional workbench features a countertop mounted on a surface-finished metal frame. The workbench is supplemented by a component containing the waste element, which also incorporates all necessary water and power installations.
The countertop can be fitted with a number of different functions: induction cooktop, water point with a sink made from hot-rolled stainless steel and food preparation modules in various materials such as wood, stone or stainless steel.
Other elements (e.g. for additional storage space) can be placed under the metal frame. The fronts in alpine white matt lacquer provide an exciting contrast.
bulthaup b+ solitaires – Creating different, new living spaces
Unforgettable moments around the table are best spent in pleasant surroundings and the new bulthaup b+ solitaires system accommodates these desires: The individual elements make it possible to create different living spaces around the table. Solitaires deliberately blur the line between kitchen and living area. bulthaup b+ solitaires goes beyond a conventional kitchen set-up – it is more a living space system.
A delicate frame forms the structural and creative base, coupled with a cross in matt black aluminum, which serves as a platform for a range of different functional elements. Each user decides for himself how he wishes to combine, configure and use the open floor-standing and ceiling elements.
The bulthaup b+ table is based on a matt black aluminum frame. A matt black metal bracket connects this frame firmly to three solid wood elements, shown here in brushed and oiled oak.
The eye-catching lamp mirrors the cross-shaped connection of the frame. The LED lights are rotatable and can be seamlessly adjusted from warm to cold or from light to dark, thus enabling efficient illumination or an atmospheric ambiance, according to requirements.
With an induction cooktop, the 140 element becomes a cooking island for small rooms, an additional cooking point in a dining area or party room. The induction technology is integrated into a black aluminum body underneath a black ceramic plate.
The illuminated graphic display of the cooktop indicates the operating status. A multi-axle rotary knob on the two long sides of the cooking table allows all 6 cooking sections to be operated from both sides.
The ceiling element fulfills different functions depending on the application – for example as additional storage space above a display cabinet or as a lamp above the cooking table. To use the internal storage space (e.g. for barware), the wings are simply pushed to the side.
bulthaup b3 – Creating different atmospheres
Nowadays, people increasingly see kitchens as a space in which to spend time, to live – over and above or even instead of cooking.
The requirements placed on their living space vary depending on the time of day or the occasion – perhaps a relaxing breakfast or an evening in the kitchen with family and friends. So as well as considering which functions and applications an individual would like, bulthaup b3 also takes account of when he will need them and/or which atmosphere he may wish to create with them.
When sitting at a table we are more aware of the area at eye level as it is in the center of our field of vision. This is where the new bulthaup b3 system comes into its own.
bulthaup b3 provides atmosphere and makes it possible to create very different room effects using the interplay of material and light. The basic idea involves the creation of different levels which are arranged at different depths and which can be shifted horizontally where required. Within a few seconds, the user can create either an efficient working environment or a comfortable living ambiance.
The basis is provided by the bulthaup wall made of panels in a variety of materials, shown here in coated Japanese paper, which together with illuminated functional profiles create an atmospheric living ambiance. A number of freely selectable functional panels are located behind the adjoining cupboard.
If certain utensils are required, the corresponding functional panels can simply be pulled out to bring them within easy reach. Once the meal has been prepared, working tools are simply pushed back behind the cupboard.
The worktop extending from the wall, shown here in stainless steel, is free-standing and is therefore for the first time independent of any type of substructure. It tapers to the working line, providing a delicate and softly rounded ending.
Storage elements can be placed underneath the worktop. The user can choose if he wishes to have the free-standing worktop with additional open storage space or the classic version with the worktop placed on it.
bulthaup b3 eliminates the rigidity of predefined structures, allowing the entire architectural space to be altered.