We love designs and products that blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor and make greenery a more integrated part of our daily routines. And it doesn’t hurt when they’re as thoughtful and well-designed as the Cultivate System from Ian Walton and Eoin McNally, for the “Kitchens of the Future” project sponsored by the German manufacturer Miele Kitchens.
“Our initial reaction to the brief was that the future of kitchens and kitchen life did not have to be entirely technologically driven. Instead we were interested in encouraging a more natural and sustainable way of life,” write Ian Walton and Eoin McNally.
The modules are removable so that you can take the grown vegetables and herbs to the preparation area of your kitchen. As an added bonus, and to show how much they thought about sustainable issues in their design, the modules are made from recycled corn plastic material and a nice bamboo ply trim. The grow trays are made out of polypropylene, a much better alternative to PVC. Green in function AND material, we can’t think of a better addition to any kitchen.