At this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan, bulthaup revealed an extension of its award-winning b3 system and the new b+ workbench, both of which challenged the conventional concept of a kitchen.
21 July, 2016
Top Image: b+ by bulthaup
Established in Germany in 1949, bulthaup is constantly redefining the kitchen experience with flexible systems that invite one to reconsider the conventional blueprint of the home.
Its latest products were unveiled within a historical church in the Milan city centre in April this year, as part of the annual Milan Design Week. Visitors were treated to an extension of its award-winning bulthaup b3 system, as well as the new b+, inspired by the notion that the modern kitchen is no longer just a space for preparing food, but a room for socialising, sharing and creating memories.
b3 by bulthaup
A new series of sliding panels were added on to the b3, imparting yet another layer of versatility to the coveted system. The extension enables the space to transform from kitchen to workspace to entertainment room, depending on what is required at the time of the day, thus catering to increasingly smaller living environments around the world.
b3 by bulthaup
The new b3 system can be adapted to full-length walls, as well as above the counter. Sliding panels are installed at varying depths and can shift horizontally to reveal cabinet storage, display shelves, kitchen tool storage spaces or a wall-mounted TV.
With an extensive range of panels available in flexible layouts, multiple material finishes and under-counter storage options, the extended b3 system is highly customisable and designed to maximise living spaces.
b+ by bulthaup
Essentially a moveable island that can be positioned anywhere in the home to suit different needs, the new b+ serves as an additional worktop, display cabinet or serving station.
b+ by bulthaup
The structural base of the workbench is defined by a sleek matt black aluminium frame, while the worktop can be made of solid oak, walnut wood, stainless steel or glass. The b+ can even be transformed into a cooking island with a black ceramic induction cooktop. When not in use, the induction cooktop doubles as an additional counter space.
Depending on the intended function, the space below the worktop may be made of wood and heat-resistant iron. Compartment shelves or pull-put trays are available in oak or walnut wood with an optional glass frame.
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