The end of a century, the beginning of a new century, what is happening in kitchen design is a topic discussed and reviewed by internal designers, cabinet manufacturers and kitchen product suppliers ---
There is also a future-oriented researcher who predicts what will happen in the next 10 to 15 years.
Participants at the recent Hafele America-sponsored trendsetters workshop in San Francisco looked at current and rising trends, focusing on how design and technology will converge in the 21 st century.
Several speakers said that the \"lifestyle\" kitchen design is still a hot theme and that the kitchen should reflect who they designed.
That means more and more generations. -
Including aging population-
All of these have different accessibility needs.
Also, this means to accommodate more than one chef in the kitchen at a time, as couples and/or families participate in food preparation together.
Whether it\'s because a busy lifestyle creates time constraints, requires collective effort to prepare a meal, or because the culinary arts enjoy each other as a way to relax, there are often more than one person in the kitchen who is active.
This affects the overall design of the kitchen (
Finally, layout of cabinets)
By requiring more efficient workflows and more areas of work.
The island can not only serve as an extra counter space, but also combine the stove, sink and even dishwasher to increase the actual working area of akitchen. The \"non-
Traditional \"placing appliances and countertops may include placing them at different heights to accommodate a wide range of users, such as children and seniors in wheelchairs.
In addition, a new trend in improving kitchen efficiency is the opening of shelves, allowing for quick access to plates and service parts, as well as wall or ceiling shelves, with easy hanging of cookware or accessories.
As people continue to see their home as a \"sanctuary\" away from the busy world, the kitchen remains the focus of the House ---
Become a social center and food preparation area.
With the expanded dining area included in the kitchen and even the laundry room, the more open floor plan is evolving (
This can be achieved due to the technology that makes the appliance run quieter).
Creating an \"fireplace\" atmosphere in the kitchen can also mean adding a fireplace or installing a shelf to show your favorite gadgets, or adding other personalised things ---
All of this is tailored to reflect the personality of the owner.
With the opening of the floor plan, kitchen cabinets are increasingly reflecting and coordinating the architectural style of the home. ACraftsman-
Style house with Craftsman
For example, the kitchencabinet style.
The tendency to incorporate architectural details into the kitchen, such as molding, home appliances and pillars, as well as \"out of fit\" furniture to look for cabinets will continue.
\"Eclectic\" is still the trend of style, material and color, especially with the kitchen taking on such a wide range of roles and meeting so many different needs.
The colors and materials are mixed together, and the cabinets are made of natural wood combinations with a paint or glazed look, or different door styles are used.
This mixture can also be seen in warm species such as maple and cherry for cabinets, second only to industrial use --
Stainless steel appliances with granite or concrete countertops.
A \"wired\" world with warm and warm atmosphere in the kitchen, HI
Technology will continue to affect the kitchen in many ways.
The most important thing is the computer.
As we enter the new millennium, there may be other uses for kitchen computers besides storing recipes, checking emails
Email and entertain the children while preparing dinner.
They may be programmed in pre-
Set time or lock device access when unsupervised children are at home.
Maybe they will scan the groceries to create a list or print out a shopping list.
Joseph Kay is one of the moderators of the trendsetter workshop, a researcher at MIT\'s Media Lab, exploring what will happen in the kitchen in the next 10 to 15 years.
Kaye predicts that in the kitchen the computer will be as common as the current motor.
He believes that the kitchen has been affected by what he calls the \"wired world\" and that due to the development of technology, the electrical appliances and components of the kitchen in the future can react and work with each other.
For example, Kaye foresaw that the appliance was digitally controlled and that every product in the kitchen had a bar code and a final RFID tag-
Enables the device to scan and read objects and set itself to perform various functions.
For example, labels that appear on a frozen TV dinner can be scanned by a microwave in the kitchen, and then the microwave sets the right time and temperature to cook the dinner.
The fridge can use the label as part of the inventory system so it knows how long dinner has been in the fridge and when it is removed for use it can be added to the shopping list.
There may be a similar label on the pan bowl pans basin that signals astove\'s burner that various cooking operations reach a certain temperature.
Or, this may mean they won\'t exceed a certain temperature, so people never have to worry about boiling the pot.
In addition, \"smart appliances\" and \"smart countertops\" can be programmed according to the needs and personality of individual users.
For example, a sound
The activated coffee machine can respond to your verbal command to fix your favorite double high latte, decaf coffee.
Alternatively, maybe the coffee maker will get the same command via the RFIDtag at the bottom of the coffee cup, which contains your personal choice.
Kaye has no clear expectations for the future, but encourages those involved in the kitchen --
With the increasing impact of technology, the industry needs to be aware of the huge potential for change.
To be successful, the technology in the family must be subtle, he added.
\"Technology cannot be too simple, sterile or the key to design.
\"Instead, it has to make our lives easier and not even know,\" he said . \".
\"Don\'t expect to see the singing and dancing kitchen like Jetsons.
\"Ergonomics at the forefront of the kitchen --of-the-
The model part of the future is six-by Rhode Island Institute of Design-
Create the annual project of \"general kitchen.
\"The project was discussed by Jane Muir, a part-time professor of interior architects at RISD andan, at the Hafele workshop.
The project involves more than 100 RISD students in the fields of architecture, interior architecture and industrial design who question traditional assumptions about how the kitchen is used, and re-think about the kitchen to improve efficiency and users
Friendly to many people today
The prototype general kitchen of RISD includes a baking center, multiple washing and cooking stations, functions and self-help to work
Contains the kitchen unit where one can stand and prepare a full meal with minimal action.
RISD also designed a small prototype.
The kitchen is available in the apartment, dormitory, hotel suite or independent living center.
Both prototypes reflect the team\'s concept of a universal kitchen, the \"parts kit\", with an interchanging module of refrigeration, cooking, water supply and storage.
Components should be selected and arranged to meet the needs of specific users and/or families.
With his involvement in the project from the very beginning, he noticed that the school\'s prototype was not the final model of the future kitchen, but rather the starting point for breaking the pattern and indicating the possibility.
She said, \"the most important thing is that universal design contains the concept that people of all ages and abilities are models of the task.
\"The use of bar codes and the focus on ergonomics and flexibility are some of the key components of Hettich America\'s\" Concept 2010, \"which was first unveiled at the Interzum show in Cologne, Germany last spring.
Hettich saw that the kitchen was responsible for the logistics function unit and abandoned the specification of the building.
The interior elements arranged side by side may be integrated into any home environment.
Concept 2010 the function of the kitchen takes into account four main areas: convenience, natural environment, ergonomics and changing the living space.
* According to Hettich\'s vision, the growing demand for convenience and time saving is an important guide to innovation.
Domestic work must be carried out quickly and effectively.
Bar code labels can not only recommend recipes, track fresh dates of food, but also automatically change shopping places-
The interface connected to the Internet will automatically talk to the grocery store, which accepts orders and has the possibility to provide them.
The future kitchen of Hettich shows the stove faces that may be installed on mobile containers that can be rolled to the desired location.
The cooktop can be dropped from the outside of sight, there is a mobilessplashguard and it is its owncleaning.
The quiet but powerful range Surface range hood is controlled by sensor technology that continuously detects air quality.
The sink has all the necessary conditions to make manual cleaning easier, including adjustable bowl sizes.
Separate dishwasher drawers make loading and unloading easier.
Domestic waste can be separated and treated by Chute, automatically compacted and sealed behind the smell trap.
All electrical modules are powered by a power strip, which makes it easy to install without the usual cable clutter.
* Conservation of natural resources is an increasingly important issue out of concern for the environment.
In concept 2010, waste heat from the oven and ventilation system is recovered into the supplemental energy dispenser.
The dishwasher cleans the dishes separately to save on natural resources.
Both the refrigerator and freezer are divided into levels that can be opened separately so that the remaining unopened compartments can be avoided from leaking old air.
Water heating and storage is computer-controlled.
* Kitchens that are not limited to a fixed area in a traditional floor plan are another part of the Concept 2010 vision, reflecting the availability of living spaces, which will be part of the new millennium lifestyle.
The versatile and practical living area will replace the traditional space and functional range of the previous home design.
The kitchen can even fit into the living room area on request or in personal furniture style.
* Given the growing health-
Awareness and population aging, Ergonomics also plays a vital role in the concept of Hettich 2010 kitchen, echoing the trend that today\'s kitchen designers have begun.
In this kitchen, everything is always at the best level even in the dishwasher.
The outward swinging container and the table top that increases the size for different situations can adapt to the moving side table.
The air in the corner left room for maneuver.
The warm Woods offset the high-tech kitchen
Technology equipment and more efficient and adaptable floor plans are at the forefront, and the kitchen will also change its new style and wood finish in the future. According to R. D. Behm Co.
Boldoak look is a technology and marketing service company that has bleached wood surfaces
Children in their 90 s were replaced by light plants such as maple trees, alder trees and cherries.
In order to match the appearance of the restaurant, Sheens will also be brighter --
Stainless steel appliances.
Open kitchen design with more windows to allow light exposure
According to Behm, the protective finish formula protects the finish.
Standardized cabinets have created new industries, and one of the major changes in the 20 th century woodworking industry is the emergence of standardized cabinets, a revolutionary concept pioneered by CatherineBeecher for the first time in 1869.
Her book, the home of American women, contains many suggestions for improving the kitchen.
In the 20 th century, cabinets changed from ordinary carpentry, home building and furniture to an independent industry.
In the past, cabinets were built for each family by furniture manufacturers, who produced all other furniture for the family.
Many carpenters who later became president of large cabinet factories began to become one at the beginning of the century --
Manage in their garage or basement to build cabinets for new American homes.
The modern kitchen cabinet was developed in 1921, when an area manager of the kitchen maid removed the legs from the cabinet and connected the cable directly to the floor or wall.
Vanity, open, dust-
Collect shelves and evolve into suitable cabinets in the 1930 s. An enamel-
The top mounted in front of the cabinet can be swiped or folded to prevent dust.
Demand for new housing after World War II-1.
There were 4 million novices in 1950 alone. -
Formalizing the trends builtin kitchens.
At the same time, steel companies are also aggressively entering the kitchen market.
The market share of timber fell from 92% in 1940 to 55% in 1955.
As we all know, the rise of \"Youngstowns\" has triggered the establishment of the National Institute of woodworking cabinets, a pioneer in cabinet manufacturers. The post-
During the war, the company also developed a lot.
HenryScheirich\'s company boomed after he decided to sell
Only through the cabinet distributor can enter the cabinet.
Dwight gaom succeeded in incorporating assembly production technology into cable manufacturing when he purchased the kitchen Kompact and converted from custom production.
Stock and custom niche leaders in MerillatIndustries and WoodMetal (now Wood-Mode)were founded.
The demand for energy awareness and the use of waste products led some manufacturers to turn to scrap boards for cabinet components in 1970.
Europe has had a huge impact over the past 25 years, particularly the 32mm system.
By 1988, the largest cable TV manufacturer in the United States is producing frameless cabinets.
Although the black box does not replace the face-
As once predicted, frame cabinets in the United States can see their impact.
Among the top 25 cabinet manufacturers, frameless cabinets accounted for about 16% of sales in 1998, with many frames
The built cabinets are equipped with fully covered doors, concealed hinges and melamine crusher plates to provide a non-decorative architectural look.
The cabinets are also outside the kitchen.
In the annual survey of wood and wood products for furniture manufacturers, half of respondents reported sales of other products
Room cabinets such as entertainment center, bookcase, home office furniture and utility room cabinets. F. W.
Dodge reports tracking cabinet sales, others-
Roomccabinet has about 6% of the U. S. market. S.
Cabinet manufacturing industry in 1997.
9 million units were sold.
Distribution through the home center is also a growing trend.
Of the top five taxi manufacturers in the 1999 survey, four reported that they had distributed some cabinets through family centers such as Lao or Home Depot.