The Self Sustaining Kitchen


A finalist in the 2015 Electrolux Design Lab competition, Future Kitchen brings a whole new meaning to “farm-to-table” foods by producing fruits and vegetables within itself! At its heart is an integrated aquaponic system where plants and fishes live in one circle together and benefit from each other. The fish produce waste which allows the plants to grow faster and with higher quality. The only technology needed is a water pump which regulates the water circulation between the aquarium and the bed for the plants. The second part of the kitchen is the cooking area. It is equipped with a cooking stove and a sink, which can be hidden when not in use. Underneath is enough stowage for a dishwasher and an oven. The interactive surface is the connecting piece between the two. It is a giant touch screen where kids can interact with the system in a playful way to learn what they are interested in.

Designer: Tobias Tsamisis