Key facts

Product:
bulthaup b3 function box
Family:
bulthaup b3
Manufacturer:
bulthaup
Designer:
Herbert H. Schultes
Architonic ID:
1158828
Country:
Germany
Launched:
2004
Groups:
Kitchen products-Kitchen organization

Product description

Function box
The most important area in the kitchen is the worktop, with preparation and serving zones, a water point and a cooking area. In the classic fitted kitchen there are only two solutions, as the worktop is neglected. The innovative bulthaup b3 kitchen system and its practical function boxes, however, provide solutions that make the best possible use of this previously neglected area, the space between the worktop and the wall unit.

These function boxes provide storage for spices, oil and vinegar, kitchen tools, knives and small containers. In other words, everything you need to have on hand when preparing or serving food, cooking and cleaning. These function boxes conceal their contents behind easy-care glass fronts and offer excellent access when their doors are opened. The doors can be opened either completely or just halfway. In contrast to sliding doors, where one side is always hidden away, this solution keeps everything in view.

There are function boxes for all manner of uses that can be planned to suit individual needs. They are 60 cm wide, 63 cm tall and 12 cm deep. (interior depth 10 cm). Wing lights with fluorescent tubes are integrated, offering excellent illumination, a long service life and superlative energy efficiency. bulthaup has developed a function box with integrated mixer tap especially for the water point. It is positioned high enough to enable even bulky crockery to be rinsed easily and tall pots to be filled with water. Its mechanical parts are situated in the box under glass and do not need to be installed flush-mounted.

Product family

Concept

The universal bulthaup b3 design system encapsulates “state of the art” like no other. This system offers an incredibly wide range of versatile design solutions for perfect kitchens as well as surprising solutions for functional and aesthetic changes to spaces that go beyond the kitchen work area.

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.