Aluminum, one of the most modern and versatile materials, is perfect in many ways for the fronts of the bulthaup b3 design system with its consistently minimalist appearance.
A unique feature at bulthaup is the strip anodizing of aluminum surfaces. This is the only means of offering aluminum in a color quality that can be reproduced. Originally, bulthaup created the color of gray aluminum by developing a completely new eloxate using organic pigments. This aluminum front has a warm, pleasantly dark appearance that changes with the reflection of the light. Front surfaces are consequently given an individual character and lend the interior design an individual touch.
In addition to the classic natural aluminum finish and the darker gray aluminum finish, bulthaup has developed a new front — bronze aluminum. The pleasantly warm appearance of the bronze shade creates perfect harmony with other bulthaup materials such as stainless steel, wood and stone.
Combining functionality and ergonomics in a minimalist, light-looking form that not only creates precise functionality but also has a sensual, sculptured character is the inspiration and the result of engineer-driven thinking and passionate design. This is why, before the new kitchen generation was planned, designed and built, we went back and looked scientifically at workflows and movements in the kitchen. Previously, it was difficult to reach certain areas of the kitchen; you either had to bend down low or stretch up high. With the bulthaup b3 design system these hard-to-reach zones, i.e. those at the very top and bottom, were done away with. Instead, this system makes maximum use of the space between the wall and base units.
The bulthaup b3 design system offers limitless design freedom. Instead of a conventional floor-plan-based kitchen plan, the wall is activated and vitalized. The kitchen space becomes a living space that can be extended seamlessly into other areas of the home at will. The elements of this system can be installed wall-hung, floorstanding or foot-supported, depending on how much storage space is needed. All three types of installation create the impression of a “floating” kitchen. bulthaup b3 is the design system that makes working and living in the kitchen easier and gives the entire kitchen a stylish, lightweight and floating appearance.