Created by recent design grad Ana Arana, Gali is a complete, surprisingly compact kitchen with a sink, fridge, induction cooktop, storage and prep/dining table.
Says Arana, “Through research into trends and statistics concerning food consuming, social and living arrangements, I focused on single occupancy living. The research showed a rise in people living on their own. My aim is to deliver a contemporary take on kitchen appliances.”
“The kitchen should be a tool to prepare meals quickly and efficiently. Through the research mentioned before I found out that the main concerns of alone living people, are the storage, the time, and the space. After researching I realized that what interested me more was the ritual of food.”
“Rituals involving food had taken place since the beginning of human life and have developed until know in many different forms, nowadays we have developed our own rituals like eating popcorn when going to the movies, eating a sandwich in front of the computer, etc.”
“We no longer need a specific dining room, for rituals to take place, they happen anywhere imaginable. In fact many of this modern rituals are often performed alone. As a response to this growing trend of compact, changeable lifestyles in small apartments of single living people I would like to make a revision of the kitchen.”
“It is a part of the house that is very essential but it occupies a big space and not everybody uses it the same way. The Gali kitchen is the intention of letting each individual distribute their space as they want having everything necessary to cook when wanted or needed but allowing the living space to embrace new possibilities such a nomadic life, as Gali can be taken apart in four modules so you can pack it as part of your luggage when moving.”