next125 also takes on the Bauhaus concept of living and working in one room: the kitchen has left the confines of its four walls and has become not only a workplace but also the centre of communication in the home. The appearance of modern kitchens therefore no longer differs from high-quality, purist living room furniture. Where does the base unit end and the sideboard begin, for example? Is the shelf still a part of the kitchen or is it already a part of the library? Technical appliances such as the oven are concealed behind elegant retractable doors. The free-standing cooking table combines the kitchen and living room, and enables the hosts to talk with their guests.