Specifically focusing on Scandinavian culture, the Open Kitchen is a cooking service system where people can go to cook and have dinner with other people. It is an easy alternative to ready-made dishes or takeaways offering variation and social interaction. The users are provided with the raw material, cooking assistance and cooking equipment. This way the users become prosumers instead of consumers.
The Open Kitchen was designed to be placed within the facilities of NOVI Science and Business Park in Aalborg, Denmark. The facilites are used during the daytime by the NOVI canteen, with which the Open Kitchen service was integrated to make efficient use of the staff, installations and food supplies.
Product service system designed in collaboration with Hanne Sørensen, Morten Trolle and Ingolfur Hermannsson, 2006.