bulthaup has designed the first solid wooden front with a material thickness of just 13 mm. This unique bulthaup solid wooden oak or walnut front is produced using equally unique technology. They combine craftsmanship and technology at their finest. The secret of this highly innovative, high-tech construction is that, in accordance with the sandwich construction, three solid wooden layers are combined with two stabilizing aluminum sheets. The minimal thickness of the solid wood and the fine aluminum sheets are visible at the edge and create an interesting effect, while the eyes and the fingers are in thrall to the sensual, radiant appeal and natural feel that only natural wood can deliver. The striking edges also reveal their innovative, high-tech construction. Wall panels and side panels can also be produced using this technique.
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.