Aquaponics, Not Robotics, For Our Future Kitchens
This design concept for the Future Classroom puts a spin on the futuristic kitchen with an integrated garden
For Electrolux Design Lab, a product designer proposes a future kitchen that will not only grow its own salad and raise fish for protein, but will also teach future generations about healthy meals from the ground (or water) up.
Future Classroom, by 24-year-old German design student Tobias Tsamisis, is a futuristic big kitchen counter where besides stove burners, pots and pans is an aquaponics garden complete with fish.
Aquaponics is a farming technique where plants are grown symbiotically with fish. The plants grow directly on the water, filtering out harmful ammonia and keeping it aerated. The fish enjoy the comfy water and in turn provide fertilizer through their excretions which are broken down into nutrients by specific bacteria.