The Spanish designer gathered with other experts to imagine the house of the future.

To celebrate 100 years of the Whirlpool brand, it brought together a panel of experts in the Whirlpool Living Lab: a laboratory for futuristic ideas. Spanish designer Martí Guixé imagined ‘Fireplace,' a dining table where food can be cooked in the center. It is a multi-functional table with a hood that can be personalized, height-adjusted and also provides chandelier lighting. The “cooking basin” in the center interacts with the hood, emits light frequencies and cooks food to the ideal temperature. The table’s smart surface also interacts with the plates, dishes and other accessories, monitoring the temperature using special sensors. This is how the designer describes his idea:

PSFK provides access to this article and every report, case-study, interview, and analysis that we publish for our members. PSFK Professional Membership also unlocks accessto unlimited customized research assistance and our database of over 100,000 insights on innovation trendspanning across eight industry sectors—from culture and brand to retail and customer experience.
Already a members? Log in