The improkitchen is an "improvisationplatform" designed by Kueng Caputo for choreographers and dancers Eva Maria Küpfer and Stefanie Grubenmann for use in their dinner parties, where improvisation is a built into the process.
For example, during the opening ceremony of Zurich's theatrical season, the kitchen was rolled throughout the city, during which a chef prepared dinner, which was served at the Rote Fabrik Theater, it's final stop.
The improkitchen sessions will continue throughout the year at the Fabriktheater Zurich. For the designers, this project "is a kitchen, and is also the same time a stage design."
We like it because it takes a stand against all the overwrought, polished counter, empty cabinet, super modernist kitchen designs depicted in so many magazines. Instead, the improkitchen celebrates cooking for what it is: cluttered, fast-paced and creative, where a quick-wit, resourcefulness, and experience trumps polished appliances any day.
Lisa is dedicated to promoting the American contemporary design scene. She keeps herself busy as the co-founder of the Object Design League, an association of independent designers in Chicago, and design practice Smith&Linder, both co-founded with Caroline Linder. She also teaches foundation research studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.