This innovative kitchen solution is designed by German kitchen manufacturer ALNO.

Designs like this are useful for small apartments where space is a commodity. By being able to be hidden away it allows for maximum usage of space. An additional point being I could also act as seating when someone is cooking and has a guest or viewer…or even a standing place for little children (although this could also be a safety concern).

I myself designed a similar product for small homes in the form of office furniture a few years ago. Products like this are becoming more popular nowadays since space available is becoming less as more living spaces are needed for growing populations.

One aspect of this design however that is a concern is how they’ve counterbalanced the seating and table since the methods used in most kitchens are either free standing units or units screwed to the wall. Both of these wouldn’t provide the necessary support to prevent tipping.