The kitchen has become detached, removed from the historical rock unto which it has always clung. The surrounding architecture creates space, defines scale and perspective but the modern kitchen appears to no longer need these architectural manacles!
The mogul even begins to question the future existence of the kitchen as we recognise it today. The kitchen is becoming an island and that island is becoming a table! Is there the distinct possibility that in the future functionality will be preceded by sociability, or that the two elements will fuse that closely with technology that the kitchen table will facilitate all our needs!!
This may all sound like fantasy but look at some of these images including the N1 robot table and see if you can see into the future!!