Meet the World's Most Eco-Friendly Kitchen
Well suited for loft living, Studio Gorm's Flow Kitchen offers an extremely eco-friendly and efficient solution to all your daily actions in the kitchen. The Netherlands based design studio focuses on three major areas: Waste, Water and Energy. My favorite element? A cutting board that sits above a compost bin. Slide it forward, and sweep your scraps right into the (eco-friendly) trash.
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The hanging dish rack offers vertical storage for drying dishes saving valuable counter space, water from the dish rack drips on the herbs and edible plants, which are grown in the planter boxes positioned below the rack.
The integrated cutting board can be slid forward allowing scraps to be swept into the composting bin.
The bag rack is used to hang net market bags, these can be used to hold onions potatoes or produce form the market. The rack can also be used to hang most any other type of shopping bag.
Up to 40% of household waste can be composted. Kitchen scraps, newspaper, junk mail and paper scraps can be added to the vermicomposter. Worms breakdown food and turn it into worm castings, a nutrient rich fertilizer (about 3-6 weeks start to finish). By pulling the handle finished castings are sifted into the collection tray where they can be dried out until needed. The fertilizer can be used in the herb boxes, added to houseplants or the garden.
The gas cook top is made up of a floral pattern, offering an alternative to conventional standards. The continuous surface allows pots to be easily moved on and off the heat source.
The storage jars are made from unglazed earthenware with beech wood lids, They utilize the natural porous properties of earthenware, which creates an ideal environment for maintaining the consistency of bread, extending the life of garlic and onions, storing grains and growing herbs. The beech wood lids have natural anti microbial properties they can also double as cutting boards or serving trays.
The refrigerator is one of the largest consumers of electricity in the home. The majority of the items we refrigerate do not need to be kept as cold as a standard fridge temperatures. The evaporative cooling fridge box keeps food cool through evapotranspiration. The space between the double walls is filled with water which slowly seeps through the outer wall and evaporates, causing the inside temperature to cool. It is ideal for storing vegetables, fruit, eggs, cheese and butter. Evaporative cooling fridge box keeps food cool reducing the need for a larger conventional fridge.
The dish and utensil drawer provides the necessary space for storing plates bowls cups and cutlery in an economic and easy to access format.
Pans and pots can be hung on the frame under the counter top.