Luxury kitchens have overtaken the car as a status symbol. In this interview below, Munich design professor, Kilian Stauss, explains why they perfectly match society’s changing values.
eggersmann: What do you think is a luxury kitchen today?
Kilian Stauss: “Luxury” has changed its meaning from having rather negative associations implying lavishness and indulgence to a more positive sense suggesting something extraordinary. That fits in well with people today, who are looking for ways of expressing and improving themselves. Kitchens provide a space where that becomes possible in a special way – both aesthetically and practically – with food and drink. Luckily today, the sensual pleasures of eating and drinking are no longer frowned upon but recognized as part of a fulfilled life. Kitchens that allow these things in the best possible way are, for me, luxury kitchens.