Philips has designed a complete loop; the kitchen is no longer just a machine for cooking, but a system that deals with everything, all waste, even that from the humans who eat the food. The press release notes:
It is a proposal for an integrated cyclical ecosystem where each function’s output is another’s input. We view the home as a biological machine to filter, process and recycle what we conventionally think of as waste – sewage, effluent, garbage, waste water.
The aesthetic is different as well, a system of floating units with a sort of look from an earlier time before the fitted kitchen was developed. (see A Brief History of the Kitchen From Core77)