Concept Design: The Bio-digester island by Philips Design
Green concept cares about environmental impact
The Bio-digester kitchen island is the central component of the Microbial Home Probe system, developed by Philips, which defines it as a “domestic ecosystem that challenges conventional design solutions to energy, cleaning, food preservation, lighting and human waste.” In fact, this kitchen island makes it possible to reuse nearly all the organic waste generated in the home and use it as a power source for other home functions.
Made of copper, cast iron, glass and bamboo, the bio-digester kitchen island includes a methane digester that converts solid waste from the bathroom and kitchen into biogas which can then be used to power its gas cooking range and mantel lights. A chopping surface with a built-in vegetable waste grinder makes it even easier to transfer to the methane digester.
A glass display shows the level of energy reserves, as well as the pressure, volume and readiness of the compost, which, when dehydrated, can be removed from the digester and used in the garden. The design is meant to encourage households to cut their considerable environmental impact and raise awareness of the amount of energy consumed by appliances.
Via Philips, This concept is testing a possible future