IIDEX which stands for International Interior Design Exposition, is a trade show and conference for the interior design, architectural, facility management, real estate development and business communities industry. At this show you get to see new innovations launched and hear industry leaders speak.
And this year I saw the best new innovation ever! They’re getting closer to the “Jetsons” kitchen.
Hettich, a leading hardware company presented a concept kitchen that initially looked like a sleek black display cabinet. Not a fixture in sight until you pressed a button here, button there and “David Copperfield style” up came the faucet that gently spewed water onto an “Infinity” edged sink. Beside that, your computer monitor was displayed. Underneath the counter you could store your refrigerator, wine fridge, and of course, dishwasher. With the gentlest of touches your drawers would open and close. Press another button and your tableware and drinking glasses were slowly lowered from a wall unit. Your stove appears at the touch of a button, where you can increase the size of the elements. Then touch another button and you can see your children playing in the other room.
It’s like master control!!
It was the only display area with a crowd of people around, so getting great pictures was a challenge. But here are some:
No, there isn’t a Rosie to press all the buttons, but I’m sure they’re working on that right now.
This is a custom kitchen that I’m sure we’ll be able to get at IKEA in about 10 years. But if you can’t wait, give me a call.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!