A room full of ideas: The kitchen of the futureThe revolutionary SCHOTT CERAN® cooktop is an intelligent, multifunctional cooking and work surface full of innovative power, which effortlessly keeps up with the changes of time and even anticipates them. Making our vision a reality: The kitchen of the future.
Brings megatrends into the high-tech kitchen: FUSICS®.
Even though many of our pioneering innovations have long since become ready for series production, we believe there is still plenty of room for new ideas that make future everyday life around the cooktop even easier, more inspiring, and more enjoyable. Topics that we research and work on to make the innovative kitchen even more innovative and which we call FUSICS®.
Glass-ceramic. Refined for the future.
The center of the freestanding FUSICS® concept table is a glass-ceramic surface coated with SCHOTT CERAN Miradur®, which houses an 8-zone induction cooktop. The world’s hardest cooktop surface reliably protects against scratches while people around it cook, eat, party, and laugh together.
Multitouch. Touches the senses.
The latest generation of SCHOTT CERAN® glass-ceramic enables the integration of a 4k multitouch display. This makes the FUSICS® cooking table, which is activated using an integrated proximity sensor, easy to operate from both sides. And cooking a shared experience.
Interactive. With access to the digital world.
Connecting to the digital world brings the FUSICS® concept table into the future of cooking. The possibilities of combining media content with the real world are fascinating. Interactive recipes with tutorials, for example, make it easy for you to achieve the perfect result. Another innovation is the near-field sensor. As soon as the chef approaches, the integrated lights to mark the cooking zones are activated.
Pioneering. And award-winning.
The prototype of the FUSICS® cooking table also impressed the prestigious jury of the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2018 and was named “Kitchen Product Innovation of the Year” in the Kitchen category. kbbreview, the initiator of the prestigious competition, is the leading trade magazine for kitchens and bathrooms in the United Kingdom.SEE OUR AWARDS
First jury prize: VESTA 4.0 by Max Neustadt, Germany.
With VESTA 4.0, Max Neustadt has developed a decentralized kitchen concept whose name is inspired by the Roman goddess of the cooking place, the home, and the family: Vesta.
The designer’s idea was to break down the boundaries between cooking and life. Instead of all appliances being housed in a multi-functional kitchen block, they are divided into smaller, flexible units throughout the room. Kitchen appliances and furniture are combined, which significantly reduces space requirements and creates a completely new product category. VESTA 4.0 is based on smart home technology. Voice recognition and rechargeable batteries eliminate cables from the combined living and kitchen room.
The centerpiece is a round, colored SCHOTT CERAN® glass-ceramic dining table with four induction zones. An LED pendant creates an atmospheric ambiance, while a circular glass-ceramic wall mirror serves as a control panel. It assists with cooking, provides recipes from the Internet, and sends shopping lists in text form.
Second jury prize: Cooking Table II by Moritz Putzier, Germany.
As a continuation of its first version, Moritz Putzier created a multipurpose table based on the idea of magnetic power transmission. The basic idea of his concept is that food preparation is a creative act and communicative part of mealtimes with others.
It takes up traditional values and translates them into the present. The solution is a fluid interplay of cooking, food and social coexistence with the table as a social center of the household, bringing the kitchen back to the center of life. To eat, communicate, work, and rest together. The table also serves as a cooking station. Portable SCHOTT CERAN® induction cooktops can be clicked on using a magnetic strip embedded in the surface.
The stove is a flexible cooking tool: The position and number of integrated cooktops are adapted to individual requirements and can be placed in drawers under the solid wooden surface.
Third jury prize: Leveled Induction Cooktop by Jaewan Choi, South Korea.
Jaewan Choi's design addresses a typical problem when cooking in small kitchens: Due to the reduced size of the cooktop, not every pot can be placed in the right position over the heat.
The height-adjusted induction cooktop solves this problem by raising pans, pots or boilers to different heights and thus arranging the heating points more efficiently. The basis of this concept is a flat induction cooktop with SCHOTT CERAN®, which is easier and safer to operate than a gas stove and takes up less space in the kitchen.
Audience prize: Nourishment by Ka Ying Siu, China.
Nourishment by Ka Ying Siu is an autonomous kitchen system that recycles resources such as water and kitchen waste during the cooking process, thus becoming a source of food under urban living conditions.
It consists of a surface made of durable SCHOTT CERAN® glass-ceramic, in which an interactive screen is integrated alongside the cooktop. During the cooking process, the system filters wastewater from the kitchen sink and directs it into the water reservoir underneath. At the same time, food waste at the bottom of the sink is converted into nutrients. Based on these two components of the food product – water and nutrients – this aquaponics system produces vegetables and is used to breed aquatic animals such as fish or shrimp.
Awarded: C-Plugged by Philipp Schaake, Germany.
C-Plugged by Philipp Schaake is a modular kitchen concept with a fixed and a mobile unit. The result is a flexible system that can be used beyond the kitchen as a meeting place, cooking guide, or infotainment area.
The heart is a C-shaped glass-ceramic surface based on SCHOTT CERAN®, which serves as a work surface and features an illuminated display to highlight the functional areas. These are illuminated by LED lights positioned underneath. Dynamic lighting not only provides visual feedback but also creates a decorative effect. An intelligent status bar simplifies the preparation of meals at a glance and provides information about water and energy consumption as well as food quality with the use of symbols.
Awarded: Fusics by Gregorio Palmieri.
Fusics is a mobile, environmentally friendly cooktop that reinterprets the way we cook. In addition to its interactivity, designer Gregorio Palmieri’s design features a high degree of flexibility to adapt to every lifestyle.
The portable cooking unit is equipped with a touchscreen display, integrated Wi-Fi and a storage unit, allowing the user to search for recipes on the go and prepare them anywhere. Fusics is charged with solar energy, which takes into account its mobile character.
This is how the designer compresses a large idea into the smallest space: Bringing people together and giving them the freedom to enjoy life wherever they are without needing to be at home in the kitchen.
SCHOTT special prize: Wall Kitchen by Jun Li, USA.
Jun Li’s wall box system draws on the full potential of SCHOTT CERAN® to blur the boundaries between cooking and living.
When inactive, the glass-ceramic Wall Kitchen releases a water curtain that creates a unique atmosphere in the home. When activated, it transforms into a fully functional cooking unit. The system has four functions: It serves as food storage, food preparation, a cooking station, and cooking assistant. For the cooking assistant, a QR code is organized by the system at the bottom of each spice bottle. Simple voice commands locate and illuminate them.
After cooking, Wall Kitchen hibernates and activates the water screen for self-cleaning and cooling. The system is transformed back into an aesthetic part of everyday life.