Kitchen of the Week: Swiss Pocket Kitchens by Kitchoo

The Swiss are known for their precision and simplicity in design (see: well-made watches; the Helvetica typeface (the name literally means “Swiss”)). So it’s no surprise that any Switzerland-designed kitchen system would be exceptionally clever, functional, and high-quality, all in a compact package.

Take, for example, Kitchoo, makers of “Swiss pocket kitchens” manufactured in the EU—the equivalent of a Swiss army knife for the cook space.

Take a look at the two models on offer:


the company began twenty years ago when founder peter locher searched in vain f 9
Above: The company began twenty years ago when founder Peter Locher searched in vain for a good-looking and efficient mini kitchen for his tiny flat in Paris—and decided to create one himself. The result is the Kitchoo (which means “good omen” in Japanese), currently available in two models: the K6 (shown) and the K9.

“Our goal has always been to optimize the functionality of our compact kitchens while improving the comfort of use,” the company writes on their website. “Kitchoo was one of the first tiny kitchens equipped with a synthetic stone kitchen top; one of the first small kitchens to have a refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave all in one; and finally the very first small kitchen equipped with a hood to completely conceal a small kitchen.”

the first model on offer is the k6 kitchen: “an unconventional desi 10
Above: The first model on offer is the K6 kitchen: “an unconventional design with a high quality craftsmanship” in a super tiny footprint. It’s made from acrylic resin, so it’s “resistant to scratches, abrasion, dry heat, and acidic solvents,” and has two hoods that open to reveal the kitchen itself.

the kitchen with one hood open. “appliances of major brands have be 11
Above: The kitchen with one hood open. “Appliances of major brands have been selected for their characteristics and in particular for their capacities,” according to the Kitchoo website. The company’s attention to detail goes quite literally down to the hinges, which, along with the drawer slides, are made in Germany and “ensure perfect operation of doors and drawers.”