DIVA is a super-compact “plug and play” kitchen that is designed for the main purpose of serving the needs of people living in very small apartments/studios. This population is quickly growing due to the continuous increase of social-economical changes that are taking place on a world-wide scale and range from increase in real estate costs and affluence to big cities, where the density is already very high, to the increase of single population.
DIVA is also very attractive because it is portable and easily relocatable, therefore it will be especially useful for individuals who do not have a lengthy permanence due to their profession.
DIVA is a fully functional kitchen, and is approximately the size of a double door closet; it contains standard appliances and small appliances to reduce overall costs, improve affordability and facilitate maintenance issues.
DIVA contains the following features:
• Refrigerator with freezer;
• Induction stove top with electric vent;
• Induction oven/ microwave;
• Sink with Faucet;
• Dish Rack;
• Sliding cutting board;
• Space for small appliances like blender, toaster, and coffee maker;
• Storage space for pantry and kitchen silverware;
• Wine bottle storage;
• Transformer to change voltage;
• Power outlet;
• Counter lighting;
• LCD touch screen;
• Waste sorting bin.
DIVA works by easily opening, pulling, pushing, lifting, sliding, and rotating the components needed. When fully closed, the kitchen’s components interlock to leave practically no residual empty space inside.
The kitchen can be completely open when preparing a full meal, or can be partially opened by accessing and using only those components that are needed while leaving the rest of the kitchen closed.
The kitchen is fully ergonomic; all of the appliances and accessories are easily accessible for practical use.
None of the components interfere with the use of others which allows for a harmonious and pleasant, yet very efficient use of limited space.
Due to the compact nature of Diva, the proposed stores are also compact and allow the propsect customers to immerse into an interactive experience choosing colors and finishes that mimics the actual interaction with the kitchen itself, while customizing configurations to the best fit of the user.