Beginning from June 7 till June 12, 2022, at Fiera Milano, Rho, in Pavilions 9-11 and 13-15, the natural complement to EuroCucina, FTK (Technology For the Kitchen) will be showcasing responsible, inclusive and related technology for a more sustainable future. The focus of the 8th edition of FTK (Technology For the Kitchen), EuroCucina’s collateral event, will be on showcasing the ever-growing number of sustainable domestic appliances that will minimize the impact of everyday domestic activities on the environment and help improve lifestyles and health.
The event’s prime opportunity will reflect on built-in technology and cooker hoods through the presentation of innovative products, prototypes and concepts around the future art of conserving and cooking. Spread over more than 11,000 m2, the event will see 39 participants featuring a collections of products – from those for refrigeration and freezing to those for cooking and extracting – with cutting edge performance for achieving the best possible results, driving down consumption, improving quality of life and prolonging the lives of the appliances.
The aesthetic component of the products on show will be no less important – ergonomics, materials, colours and good looks will be the crucial building blocks of the proposed solutions, increasingly geared to personalised and customisable design that will ensure consumers are provided with electrical appliances that respond to every possible requisite in terms of taste and style.
The fundamental element in these tales of resilience will be the effective energy saving properties of electric appliances and their ability to increase the efficiency of activities and help consumers use them properly and sustainably by incorporating smart lighting or glass doors. In the medium to long-term, the major players are looking to real smart homes that will guarantee the interoperability of the electrical appliances, enabling fridges, ovens, dishwashers, hobs and so on – even of different brands – to be controlled from common platforms and applications accessible on smartphones and televisions.
In order to build a better future, some producers have realised that they need to take things even further than sustainability alone. There is increasing talk about accessibility and inclusivity, on how to make technology more human-friendly, intuitive and easy for all, through voice commands for example and Braille labels.
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