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Flow was developed by John Arndt, from the Design Academy of Eindhoven NL, for a Postgraduate thesis. The Flow system is based on the cyclical flow of nature for tackling the issue of wasteful resources in the kitchen. The designed system allows for the different elements to interact with one another by utilizing the waste from one element as nutrients or fuel for another.

The water from the dish rack is used on the herbs and edible plants in the planter boxes below it. When preparing the herbs and edible plants, you can collect the scraps into a built in bowl that gets tipped over into the composter that is attached beneath the table top. The finished compost is put back into the plants… restarting the cycle.  Amazing.

I wanna shake Mr. Arndt’s hands. Well done ! This guy is going places… you heard it hear first.







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  1. Apartment Therapy Food

    Oct 30, 2007 at 9:51 am

    Discover The Kitchen of Terrestrial Mechanics

    Stop waste by connecting the systems in your kitchen, says John Arndt (via 2Modern). The waste of one system becomes the fuel for another in the kitchen John created for this masters thesis. The water dripping from dishes…

  2. New Raleigh

    Oct 30, 2007 at 2:13 pm

    Now that is smart design! Great find.

  3. Bhavana Singh

    Nov 1, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    great find – I like the complete cycle aspect of it :)

  4. Olden

    Nov 4, 2007 at 10:23 am

    The bugs will have wonderful place to thrive–your kitchen!

  5. Rubber Stamps

    Dec 17, 2007 at 10:51 am

    Pretty cool stuff. I love the built in composter, and the usage of errant water.

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