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January 18, 2007

Fantasy Island

The kitchen has always been the heart of the home, no matter how big and spacious or small and sparse – and regardless of family size.

It was the evolution of the family structure and the tradition of kitchen-based family gatherings that Dieter Zimmer, Professor of Design at the Muthesius College of Art in Kiel, Germany, had in mind when he challenged students to create a new kind of kitchen-island. Zimmer was satisfied with the results, “In all my 25 years as a teacher, this is the first time I have ever seen work of this standard by students.”

ALNO became interested in the project and invited two students, Arne Bollensen and Andi Kern, to lay the foundation for the ALNO island fantasies.

Longisland_1 The LongIsland by Andi Kern – cooking and dining combines with a fixed stainless steel cooking block (outfitted with a four-zone electric cook-top) and sliding tabletop.

Libertyisland_1 LibertyIsland (below) by Arne Bollensen -- the mobile cooking station with glass cover and mobile container can be positioned against a dining table, either indoors or out. The glass cover protects against splattering while cooking; closed it covers the dual-zone induction cook-top. The mobile container is used for storing cooking utensils.

For those of us who are spatially-challenged the fusion of cooking and dining elements may be the solution to bringing family & friends back to the kitchen. Visit ALNO for more info.

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I love them both -- especially the LibertyIsland.

Posted by: liz | Jan 24, 2007 10:44:39 PM

Heavy duty built-in induction cooktop engineered for use in commercial kitchens and restaurants. It is a perfect choice for professional chefs. Drop-in design, single cooking zone (burner); Heavy duty electronic components; Extra fans on control box for heat exhausting.

Posted by: Roger Wang | May 24, 2007 12:40:05 PM

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