Disclaimer: This post is in paid collaboration with SCHOTT CERAN® and sisterMag. As always, all words and opinions are of course my own.
Just a few weekends ago, I found myself back in the wonderful city of Berlin. Here I joined the sisterMag team and other international bloggers to celebrate the launch of SCHOTT CERAN’s® exciting new cooktop innovations.
Now I have to put my hand up and admit, I didn’t really know much about SCHOTT CERAN® before this trip. I’m guessing you might not either? Well, they make glass ceramic cooktops and one of them could be in your home right now! SCHOTT CERAN® is the world’s best-selling cooktop panel brand and companies like Miele, Siemens and Grundig are just some of many using their cooktop technology.
The two-day event was built on the idea of ‘FUSICS’, which highlights six major trends SCHOTT CERAN® believe will shape the future of our cooking appliances. Function, Urbanism, Sustainability, Illumination, Connectivity, Social experience.
We gathered around a beautifully styled table under an umbrella of spectacular florals by BotanicArt. For lunch, we enjoyed some traditional home-cooked style food served up by Markethalleneun and it is was here we touched on one of the themes for our event; sustainability. As much as ‘sustainability’ is a bit of a buzzword right now, I’m really happy to see brands like SCHOTT CERAN® pushing forward with this in mind. Their cooktops are the first of their kind to be manufactured without toxic metal additives.
To highlight the ‘urbanisation’ element, we had a chance to explore the surrounding and upcoming area of Berlin, Wedding. This part of the city was totally new to me so it was great to have a lovely tour guide leading the way through some of the interesting spots.
My favourite spot was an urban gardening project. Home to a cafe and community beds where people come to harvest or plant their own fruit and veg.
There was a sneak preview of an open studio weekend too, looking into the spaces of creatives has always been so fascinating to me. Pictured here, the work and space from designer Jakob Roepke:
The inspiration continued back at the studio with styling and photography workshop. Focusing on ‘illumination’ and how best to create a mood through lighting with food, using the SCHOTT CERAN® worktops as our base. I would normally wince at the sight of sea salt on a ceramic cooktop surface but as these are totally scratch resistant – the world’s first and only, might I add. Good for messy cooks like me!
The SCHOTT CERAN® experience continued in an event space across the city to see the newest exhibitions of their functional and intelligent designs. The second day involved selected highlights at IFA Berlin, it was here I really got to see the ‘connectivity’ and ‘social experience’ elements, how they can come to life in the kitchen at home.
I haven’t thought much about what cooking looks like in the future, have you? The new light inspired FUSICS prototypes from SCHOTT CERAN® really blew my mind with all of the exciting possibilities! Voice control systems, recipe videos accessible on the worktop, downdraft systems instead of a hood…a lot to think about. And I’ll definitely have SCHOTT CERAN® in mind when I do. You can read more about the latest tech developments from SCHOTT CERAN® here.
Huge thank you to SCHOTT CERAN® and sisterMag for having me along for this wonderful experience! I can’t wait to see what the future of food looks like.