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Two special kitchens with reduced mobility

Two special kitchens with reduced mobility

The kitchens of tomorrow are increasingly taking into account the mobility of the elderly or people with reduced mobility. The growth of the elderly and disabled populations means that we need to take a new look at amenities and to offer solutions that promote independence. Cuisin (o) meter is a linear preparation island composed of several storage modules. Each section slides like a drawer to be able to access both the sitting and standing content. The modules are covered with a glass plate with variable opacity which allows to hide or on the contrary to see in a single gesture what is inside. This cuisine was imagined by Etienne Pageault, Camille Lucas, Romain Credazzi and Capucine Burtschell from Ecole Boulle. Thehe Andy kitchen is designed around a piece of furniture serving two spaces. A living room area hosts a series of storage spaces for audio and video equipment. The other side is dedicated to the kitchen and is specially designed to be usable in a wheelchair. The work plan is linear and is clear at the bottom. It incorporates several practical storage modules and a few small tricks such as the retractable oven door. Four students worked on this project: Marion Legrand, Caroline Rousseau, Hyun Lee and Zhi Jun Mai from ESAD (Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs). A total of 19 projects were presented at the Paris Fair. This initiative of UNIFA (National Union of French Furniture Industries) and VIA (Valorisation of Innovation in Furniture) constitutes a presentation of what the kitchens of tomorrow could be.