Werkraum Kitchen

The kitchen shown here combines a classical fire steel oven and induction cooking.

How can designers reinterpret traditional crafts by using natural and cultural resources of a region? The Bregenzerwald region comprises various environments and provides a range of inspirations that can influence the design process. The duo set out to document the region’s flora and fauna, its architecture and the development of the built environment over the last centuries. Personal exchange with craftspeople proved to be essential to the process. In their research, the designers eventually focused on the kitchen and dining area, a space they identified as a home’s social hub. Reinterpreting the kitchen, Chmara.Rosinke sought to include specific traits of the Bregenzerwald in their design process. They designed a formal kitchen setting that showcases the characteristics of the region’s landscape and its architectural language. Each object is defined by an unusual mix of crafts and materials, reflecting the aesthetics that were apparent to the designers during their time as artists in residence in the Bregenzerwald as a part of the MADE IN platform project.

Year: 2019
Material: stone, blackened steel, ash wood
Production by Werkraum: Wolfgang Lässer, Holzwerkstatt Markus Faisst, Helmut Fink, Simon Vopichler, Klaus Tschann