K5-K6-K2.2 – kitchens
Design: Norbert Wangen / 2018
Inspiration: The secret of the “K” collection by Norbert Wangen is the ability to understand how to aesthetically tie in both flexibility and functionality in the ‘kitchen cube’.
An on-going conceptual development, the series continues to address these challenges. As the first ever K2 pioneered the idea of a monoblock featuring a sliding top with a dual function: concealing the working area when the not in use and also serving as a table top. Today, three new models are presented. The K5 kitchen offers larger dimensions, has a visible hob and adopts the natural solid elm wood for its sliding top in contrast with the stainless steel, covering both washing and working areas. K6 reinvents movement: its worktop slides alongside the depth and not the kitchen length. Maintaining the features of the original design, the K2.2 offers deeper dimensions.
Description: Norbert Wangen’s “kitchen cube” design revolutionises the concept of the compact kitchen. Because of their unique structures available in three different sizes, the K5, K6 and K2.2 kitchens enhance the dining experience, from creation to completion, in one social space; an elegant and rational response to the requirements of open plan, multi-purpose living spaces.
The three kitchens conform to the same design, yet offering different dimensions with customised built-in elements.
They are characterised by a complete block with a sliding stainless steel or wood top; when opened laterally or along the backside, it reveals an elegant table to be used either as a snack bar or dining area.
New sophisticated surfaces are introduced, ideal for food preparation and cooking, together with a totally concealable washing area.
The block contains a hob and individually welded sinks with stainless steel fitting.
The rectangular structure encloses an oven (or ovens), refrigerator, dishwasher, cupboard and drawer space.
The K5 kitchen (the largest among the three) has an open cooking area with a fixed stainless steel top and a sliding part in solid elm wood. A minimal and professional effect is achieved thanks to stainless steel doors.
The K6 kitchen has a more compact design. It is characterised by a fully integrated hob and a sliding worktop along the backside that creates a comfortable large dining table.
The K7 kitchen follows the forms of the original K2, with a wider depth that guarantees more workspace and greater usability for the different operational functions.
New custom-made accessories for the washing area allow a wider array of operational possibilities.
Technical features: Bearing structures in industrial aluminium extruded profiles with frames covered with E1 V100 particle board panels covered with melamine papers in grey graphite oak.
Internal equipment: drawers – specific waste bins – accessories from the Boffi range.
Finishes for doors and panels- 23mm th.: veneer Ecowood wood in the Boffi range of colors – Scotch Brite brushed stainless steel – Glacier White Corian®.
Worktops: internal surface in brushed Scotch Brite stainless steel.
External sliding top: brushed Scotch Brite stainless steel, Glacier white Corian®, eco-wood in the Boffi range of colours or solid natural Elm wood– thermo-treated Ash wood – Canaletto walnut wood.
Accessories: chopping board in Canaletto walnut 340×340 mm – large chopping board for sink – small chopping board for technical trench – stainless steel drip tray – large sink bowl – small stainless steel drip tray.
K5 – h.955 L.3720 d.920 mm.
K6 – h.955 L.3015 d.910 mm.
K2.2 – h.955 L.2485 d.920 mm.
“After 20 years, the “K” series is still very successful and 2018 marks the birth of the second generation with the K5, K6 and K2.2 kitchens. New models with new geometry, sinks and larger cooktops. The strength of the norbert wangen collection is the form and function that blend together and never contradict each other. In the showroom aesthetics is what is appreciated at first sight, while in the everyday life its functionality is what strikes most for a lasting relationship between the kitchen and its user. ” N. Wangen