A dining table and cooktop combination that makes socializing a kitchen must-have
With his clever cooking table, Moritz Putzier is turning meal preparation into a social event. The German designer incorporated a hidden cooktop into a long, wooden dining table to create a single surface that can be used both to cook and eat.
The oake tabletop is built at countertop height, so users don’t have to stoop or sit to comfortably chop, dice, mince and sizzle, but in case they feel inclined, the accompanying “stoolbench” allows for sitting or leaning.
The cooktop is in fact a central track that is revealed once the table surface is pulled apart. Metal gas burners are clicked into slidable modules that let chefs choose the number of burners and their precise location. Gas bottles are discreetly hidden beneath the tabletop and hooks for hanging pots and pans are available on either end.
The kitchen also comes with a set of ceramic bowls that also serve as heat shields for the burners and whose wooden lids double as cutting boards.
The young designer will be featured as part of IMM Cologne’s Pure Talents competition along with 25 other talents. IMM Cologne runs from January 19th to 25th.