According to the UN, 74 per cent of the world population will live in cities by 2050. This high level of urbanisation means that we have to rethink the way we’re using space, energy and our environment.
Those awfully clever people at Electrolux have used this scenario as a foundation and developed a brand new design concept to illustrate how we’ll live in the future. Heart of the Home is an integrated solution functioning as a kitchen table, cooking surface and bar all in one. Or as Electrolux says: “An intelligent, amorphous, interchangeable cooking surface that adapts to user needs”.
When using the Heart of the Home one simply places one’s ingredients on the surface. The appliance then analyses the ingredients and presents a list of suitable recipes. After deciding on a recipe, the user marks an area with his hand to determine how large the cooking area should be. Then the desired depth of the surface is created by simply pressing the hand against the malleable material. After achieving the required width and depth it’s just a matter of setting temperature and time with a simple touch of a finger.
Fantastic idea! Imagine never having to use pans or pots, worry whether the ingredients are fresh or look up a recipe in a cook book. All we need now is the built-in chef.