sébastien cluzel: culinary landscape / paysage culinaire
jul 18, 2011
sébastien cluzel: culinary landscape / paysage culinaire


‘culinary landscape / paysage culinaire’ by sébastien cluzel
images courtesy of sébastien cluzel / school of art and design in saint-etienne

sébastien cluzel, an industrial design student at the school of art and design in saint-etienne has created
‘culinary landscape / paysage culinaire’, a kitchen workstation that seeks to question and reinterpret our
interactions with food and its preparation.

organic in its approach, the table is composed of four critical zones, each generated from properties and
elements of the natural environment. drawing from the form and tactile qualities of a tree trunk,
the free-standing unit features a combination of wood and volcanic stone surfaces that respond to the
specific functions of each activity. open on all sides, the station aims to encourage a collaborative cooking
atmosphere where multiple users can easily access each zone.


volcanic stone stove top

formed stone and a flat plane replace the traditional stove, while a carved concrete sink provides areas for
washing and drainage.


preparation space

integrated cutting boards, containers, herb pots and knife holders intend to maintain order in an environment
that can often become chaotic.


cutting boards and herb pot


built-in knife holder


(left) knife set
(right) spatula


(left) pan
(right) pot

comments policy
LOG IN VIA
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

product library