Bulthaup Relaunches Toronto Showroom
Bulthaup is doubling down on Toronto. In its location in the SAS Building on Toronto’s King Street East, owner and architect Antje Bulthaup has refreshed showroom displays with spaces that will broaden North America’s familiarity with the kitchen manufacturer’s creativity and precision embedded into each product line.
After working closely with local customers, architects, designers, and developers, Antje Bulthaup, the granddaughter of the company’s founders, decided to reconfigure the 1,900-square-foot space, originally opened in December 2005 on King Street East, into a quartet of new installations with a focus on contemporary art.
The showroom features two kitchens from the company’s core B3 line. One serves as a cook’s kitchen, conversation hub, and display area for various customizable options. The other is a showcase for the Monoblock, a sculptural stainless steel island that appears as a seamless block complimented by linoleum-lined aluminum drawers with smoked-oak fronts.
Also making an appearance is the B2 Tool Cabinet, a wardrobe-like workman’s shop that boils a kitchens contents to the bare necessities: ingredients, appliances, cookware, and tableware.
The cabinet is combined with a stainless steel Workbench frame that accommodates different options for prepping washing and cooking. The all-white B1 kitchen is also on hand for purists looking for an ergonomic, clean-lined, and unified appearance.
Bulthaup gives the local arts scene a say with quarterly exhibitions featuring the work of a contemporary artist. The first one will feature the work of Bob Gundu : a gripping large-scale cinematic abstract photo titled, “The Philadelphia Experiment. It appears that Bulthaup’s Toronto experiment is looking just as good.
Images courtesy of Bulthaup.