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日期 01.02.2016

Social Kitchen competition

Master in Interior & Living Design in partnership with Bitossi Home – September 2016


Social Kitcken

The fundamental role of food in all human activities has gradually moved the interest toward its spatial, social and experiential value: the way people enjoy the food preparation and consumption, the way they relate to objects and spaces, the way people interact with each other in front of food are becoming relevant aspects in the design of the domestic environment. Especially the space of the kitchen is progressively changing: affected by the transformations of the human behaviors, rhythms and lifestyle, it has been evolving from an intimate area, basically dedicated to the functional preparation of food, to a space of social interaction, collective rituals, and public exchange.

Domus Academy in collaboration with Bitossi Home is launching a competition for designing the concept for the future ‘social kitchen’, where the borders between social and personal spaces seem to continuously slide both in conceptual and physical terms.


We invite the candidates to explore the concept of a kitchen that is able to answer to the evolving human needs and expectations in relation to social and private living.

How does the space of the kitchen adapt in relation to your personal and social life? Apart from food preparation, which other social activities can take place in the kitchen? How does the use of the kitchen change throughout a day? How should the design of the kitchen answer to a more dynamic use of its spaces?

Starting from a reflection about the evolved use of the kitchen spaces, the candidates are asked to develop their own design proposal for the contemporary ‘social kitchen’: exploring new functions, flows and activities, the project of the kitchen has to interpret the new potential use of the space, from the overall layout to the design of single components.


The works must be mailed to Domus Academy by and not later than 22nd April 2016.
Candidates will be informed about the results of the competition by e-mail on 16th May 2016.

Entry Delivery

Projects in digital format must be uploaded clicking the button below:


or sent by e-mail to:
Paper works must be sent to:
Domus Academy
Social Kitchen
Master Program in Interior & Living Design
Via Carlo Darwin, 20 – 20143 Milan – Italy


• One scholarship covering 60% of the total tuition fee of the Master Program
• One scholarship covering 50% of the total tuition fee of the Master Program
• One scholarship covering 40% of the total tuition fee of the Master Program
• Two special mentions covering 20% of the total tuition fee of the Master Program


Projects will be selected and evaluated by the Faculty of the Master in Interior & Living Design of Domus Academy and Ginevra Bocini, Director of Bitossi Home.


Download the detailed announcement by clicking the button below: