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Kitchen Tree

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Design by Stefan Wewerka (*1928), execution by Tecta Möbel, Lauenförde1984Cologne / Berlinstainless steel, granite and woodH 195 cm

Stefan Wewerka’s (*1928) kitchen tree is both an ironic take on the Frankfurt Kitchen, and a rationalisation of domestic housework, as it unites all major functions areas of a kitchen. The kitchen tree offers work surfaces for the preparation, cooking, and consumption of food, and even for washing the dishes in the most confined of spaces. The design, which is somewhere between architecture and sculpture, was created in response to the altered living conditions of a society that is driven by technological progress. While utilizing the minimum of required space, the kitchen tree offers a minimal living solution, as well as the ability to be easily transported and the ability to be used anywhere, at anytime.