When people are differing heights, you've got an ergonomics problem. At a movie theater in Copenhagen, I saw something bizarre (to my American eyes) stacked up in the corner: Adult booster seat cushions. Inevitably some Viking-tall Dane would sit in the fourth row, obscuring the view of those more height-challenged behind him, who would then avail themselves of the cushions (amusingly, this created a domino effect).
What to do, in the kitchen, if you're a 6'6" Danish man with a 5'11" wife and a 4' child? To ensure all can enjoy optimum-height worksurfaces, Danish company Sønderborg Køkkenet has devised the Baselift system:
The company's mum on the inner workings, revealing only that the hidden motors operate "almost silently" and do not take up any cabinet or drawer space. And that's not the only trick the company's got up their sleeves—have a look at this video, and be sure to keep your eyes peeled at the 1:00 mark:
How crazy is that disappearing faucet? I'm also digging the side-draft kitchen hood, the pop-up cupboard...heck, I want the whole thing.