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Monday, December 5, 2011

NIM: Compact Kitchen - Kitchoo Kitchoo Koo

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Kitchoo Compact Kitchens & Baths is a French based design company that (as the name suggests) specializes in small kitchen and bath configurations.  When I first heard the name Kitchoo (which means "good omen" in Japanese) I was intrigued as I specialize in small space design and have written about compact kitchens before.

But when I was shown the picture of their K1 model, I was a bit confused. I could easily imagine a number of kitchen components hidden inside this unit.  But this more of a sideboard than a fucntioning kitchen.  Yet Kitchoo has been the recipient of two Red Dot Design Awards, and one of them was for the K1, so there had to be something more.

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Well colour me impressed!  Open a few doors and you'll find a sink, a cooktop, a small refrigerator and even a small dishwasher.  That's a lot to fit into a box that's only 1300 mm x 1000 mm x 650mm. (51 1/8" long x 39" high x 25 5/8" deep).  That size doesn't meet your needs?  They will do custom design as well.

The K1 lists at € 5390 and currently retails in the France and the UK.

1 comment:

  1. yes, that's very surprising!  I was confused when I first came to the blog to see something like a sideboard with a laptop on it. Now I see!  That could be a very useful solution in the right space!

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