farziska winter + katrin sillmann + ulrike sandner: 360 degrees kitchen
farziska winter + katrin sillmann + ulrike sandner: 360 degrees kitchen farziska winter + katrin sillmann + ulrike sandner: 360 degrees kitchen
jun 30, 2010

farziska winter + katrin sillmann + ulrike sandner: 360 degrees kitchen

‘360 °‘ kitchen

the ‘360 °’ kitchen created by german designers farziska winter, katrin sillmann ulrike sandner is a flexible mobile kitchen unit whose space is divided into different working areas for ‘cooking’, ‘eating’ and ‘cleanup’. the tower which provides users with storage shelves can be rotated 360 degrees. this allows the kitchen spaces to be accessible from all sides and adapted to user needs and preferences.

in using a pivoting point in their design, different functional areas of the kitchen are given greater accessibility. for winter, sillmann and sandner, it was key to integrate a refrigerator, sink, electrical outlet, trash cans, storage area and access to water under any condition.

embedded mini refrigerator

pivoting table top

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detail of pivoting tower with storage image © designboom


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electrical outlet


in the brainstorming stage of the ‘360°’ project, the three designers experimented with alternative themes such as a ‘kitchen tree’, another design based on the form of ying and yang, and finally a square culinary space. sticking with the concept of a ‘kitchen tree’, they built models in different variations in scales of  1:10, 1:5 and 1:1.

prototype of ‘360 °‘ kitchen in cardboard

production process

production process

production process

strainer / plate holders ST360 °

made of acrylic, this integrated rack called ‘strainer / plate holders ST360 °’ is ideal for straining vegetable while washing them or alternatively, it can be placed upright to air dry clean dishes.

‘cutting board SB 360’

a cutting board known as the ‘cutting board SB 360’ made from scratch resistant plastic can also be installed onto the table top.



the ‘360 °’ kitchen was one of 6 projects presented by the students of burg giebichenstein: hochschule fur kunst und design halle at DMY international design festival berlin 2010. each prototype explored the theme of ‘1, 2, 3… light kitchen!’, which asked students to work with one square meter of kitchen space and reexamine the traditional ties and spatial structures of conventional culinary environments.

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