The kitchen is an integral part of the culturally developed world and a central hub of the home. However, its functionalities have changed over the decades – not just a cooking area anymore, it has also turned into a storage space, a social space, an office space and a family space. The PK-01 satisfies all of these applications making it the ultimate multifunctional portable kitchen island solution for use in both domestic and professional contexts. It is designed to allow users to customize the design in terms of size, cooking, preparing, storing, washing, socializing, and disposal.
There are two levels in which the PK-01 kitchen island solution can be customized to individual needs: Firstly, pre-manufacturing allows users to customize overall sizes and portability to suit their current spatial environment. Post-manufacturing allows the user to adopt a style that suits their needs with a selection of cooking and prepping modules, modular rack systems, and storage and waste systems. The modular frame and the use of parametrics also allow output in different sizes to create an extended product family. Secondly, the PK-01 offers a dynamic solution to the kitchen market by combining the functionality of an everyday kitchen and turning it into an adaptable kitchen workstation. It is an urban workstation that can be configured to fit right in at home, and also in the hustle and bustle of a working environment. All in all, the PK-01 gives users the ability to choose a suitable design or functionality for their desired use.
Designer: Barnaby Ward