For the Electrolux Appliances for the Future competition in November, St. Martins College of Art and Design (UK) created the “2015” cooking table. A series of electronic grids are inset within its walnut wood top to allow food mixers, laptops or any other appliances to be powered simply by being placed on the surface, like rechargeable toothbrushes. No power sources nor cords are needed.
The tablet can easily be stored away to allow the table to be used for other purposes. Suspended above the cooking area, the group had imagined to install an exhaust hood made of macrobiotic plants that absorb cooking smells and make the environment healthier.