People’s eating habits and how we use the kitchen today has in many ways changed over the last few decades. Eating is much less bound to time and place and many traditions and rituals have been lost or replaced. New ways of living and cooking generate a need to rethink the kitchen and investigate how the
traditional layout, space, functions and expression can be questioned to better fit the demands and desires of modern living.
Equipping a kitchen should be thought of as a collage process, just like decoration happens in the rest of the home. The composition changes and grows with peoples’ shifting situations and desires. When new things are added the kitchen will reflect the person’s identity. Collage is not a traditional, static kitchen system which encourages a homogenous style or cooking behaviour. Instead, a Collage environment is diverse, flexible and blends in as a more natural part of the home.
Collage replaces or enhances existing kitchen solutions and includes products for storing, preparation, cooking and cleaning. People will be able to decide for themselves how to compose their kitchen and the products can be placed anywhere in or outside the home, against a wall or freestanding. Collage allows for secondary usage, parts can be exchanged or restored and the setup can be rearranged. If people move to a new place, their kitchen will come with them.
Collage is a kitchen made from an assemblage of different forms and functions, thus creating a new whole.
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Isabelle Olsson - Graduate Directory 2009