“For centuries, the kitchen has functioned as the central hub of the home, where families would gather to create and enjoy home-cooked meals,” says Mathieu Sabbagh, director of marketing, Thermador and BSH Home Appliances. “We recognize that the kitchen’s role as a cooking centre is changing, and wanted to generate discussion around what the kitchen will look, feel and operate like in the future.” And so Thermador’s (recently unveiled) Kitchen of the Future came to be, created by interior designers Powell & Bonnell.
To Fenwick Bonnell, said kitchen is “a communal living space for family and friends to gather. We have integrated an extra-long front island that acts as an alternative to the dining table, and a small workspace outfitted with an all-inone iMac so that families can always stay plugged-in.” Appliances are concealed. “I think ultimately we will reach a point where the kitchen doesn’t even look like a kitchen.”
As for the preparation of food, the induction method – which uses the power of electromagnetism to turn the actual pot or pan into the heat source, resulting in 50 per cent faster heating than traditional gas cooktops – will revolutionize the way we cook. “Induction takes cooking to a whole new level,” says Sabbagh. “A quick adjustment to the power level instantaneously changes the temperature of the food, creating increased flexibility, and more efficient cooking results.”
Thermador’s Kitchen of the Future will be displayed in the showroom gallery windows of Powell & Bonnell’s uptown Toronto office until the end of March.