Street Kitchens From Around the World

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Thai street food; images via Core77

Kitchen manufacturer Dornbracht and Mike Meiré (above) of Meiré und Meiré put together an interesting exhibition of street kitchens from around the world for the Cologne furniture fair. Fast Company says that "The idea was to showcase Dornbracht's research into the different ways kitchens can be configured."
Dezeen films Mike Meire and Andreas Dorbracht as they describe the project.

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Italian street food

From the description:

Dornbracht debut the new exhibition "Global Street Food" during imm Cologne 2009. The installation is Mike Meiré's latest contribution to the Dornbracht Edges exhibition series, consisting of projects which explore the interaction of architecture, design and utopia.

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American street food

"Global Street Food" is dedicated to the fascination with improvised kitchens in public places. Urban fast food stations navigate the contrast between pragmatic dilettantism and complexity in the smallest of spaces. Mike Meiré presents a variety of objects and street foods from different areas of the world in a classic white cube. This exhibition explores the sculptural quality of authentic objects and their cultural identity.

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Ugandan Food Cart

Just as we began with "The Farm Project" to provide a contrast to aesthetic minimalism in the kitchen, we want to inspire a design with these street sculptures which also provides a narrative. What happens if you put technology outside, make it visible and create an object that represents a kind of life situation, an organism in the smallest of spaces?

The kitchen as a place of social dynamics and transformation is just one such organism. The miniaturisation, the combination of altogether different aspects opens up a new avenue and makes it possible to think about other processes. From this type of field research, I am hoping for a development that leads to different forms of expression, aesthetics that seek out stylistic incongruities."

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Sudanese food cart

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