Rubika. Designed by Lodovico Bernardi.
Rubika is “a new concept in kitchen design…conceived for small spaces.” It comes to us from Lodovico Bernardi, an industrial designer who also has a Master’s Degree in Ecodesign and Ecoinnovation. Move it, rotate it—this kitchen and table unit should fit your small footprint/cooking needs. Rubika obviously uses much less material than a traditional kitchen, and it’s made from FSC-certified wood. Bernardi collaborated with Michele Monopoli and Stefano Ogis to realize Rubika, which was developed for Eusebi Furniture.
A sink is tucked beneath the prep surface, plate racks are hidden in a pull-out drawer, and a cooktop is concealed under the table top. Little spaces appear here and there in mysterious fashion, like some enchanted box a magician might use to cut up an assistant and rearrange her parts. If Rubika does work, surely cooks will need to change their paradigm of what constitutes a kitchen, but we should all pay attention to Rubika’s underlying idea that less is more.