The iPod of kitchens


I was so, so excited when I got my first apartment with a dishwasher. But now I feel a little outdone:

Architect and design guru Zaha Hadid continues her non-stop ruling of all things craftable. This time, Hadid was commissioned by DuPont and Ernestomeda to design a futuristic kitchen for the Milan Furniture Fair. ... The Z. Island has two areas labeled "Fire" for cooking and "Water" for the washing area. Also incorporated is a special heating membrane, interactive technology features such as touch control panels, sound activators and scent dispensers, LED lighting and a multimedia entertainment system complete with an iPod and flat screen. All of these features are adjustable elements that allow for the user to create the perfect cooking/dining environment.

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