Base cabinet with ceramic curtain
Base cabinet with ceramic curtain © Jörg Hempel
Übereckperspektive 50er Jahre Küche
Übereckperspektive 50er Jahre Küche © Jörg Hempel
Ceiling pattern with backlighting
Ceiling pattern with backlighting © Jörg Hempel
Ceiling motif with reflection
Ceiling motif with reflection © Jörg Hempel
Looking into the 50's kitchen
Looking into the 50's kitchen © Jörg Hempel
Corner perspective 50s kitchen
Corner perspective 50s kitchen © Jörg Hempel
Central perspective of the 50s kitchen
Central perspective of the 50s kitchen © Jörg Hempel
Base cabinet with ceramic curtain
Base cabinet with ceramic curtain © Jörg Hempel
Projectteam Gerhard Kalhöfer, David Ebel
Client Privat
Stadt Köln
Beteiligte Lichtplanung: Silvia Quintiliani - Dinnebier Licht GmbH, Umsetzung: Fröbel Stahlbau - Fröbel Stahlbau
Datum 2016
Bildrechte Jörg Hempel

1950s Update - Kitchen Design and Kitchen Furniture

A typical kitchen from the 1950s, endowed with yellow floor tiles and a serving hatch, has to be rehabilitated. The users experiment with devices and techniques used in modern cooking. An existing kitchen block in stainless steel, has to be integrated with the new accommodation.
This new layout preserve elements from the 50s and add modern furniture and a new wall coating, to produce a bright and clear laboratory mood : minimum steel profiles, shelves in lacquered steel and frosted glass. The furniture are clad with chain curtains, which gives a blurred view into the shelves and depth to a narrow room.
A printed ceiling light box create an ideal work light and enhance the ceiling height. The fruit and vegetables reproduced on the image - The users are passionate gardeners - were both produced and cooked by the users themselves.