Design as artistic engineering
The creation of the appliance begins with the grounded concept of function. The design must perform exceptionally and unfailingly. The designer’s vision facilitates this function, yet inspires so much more. It can challenge engineering, it can innovate, but only in order to genuinely benefit the design conscious private chef. This is functional objet d’art.
Giving the metal purpose
Whether we are expertly guiding the latest laser cutter or painstakingly hand polishing, there is always an invaluable return upon the investment of so many skilled man-hours into our work. That is, the creation of a product with something akin to a soul. Our film ‘Made in Lipsheim’ expands on this subject, showing the making of The Vario cooktops 400 series.
We are as committed to craftsmanship today as we were over 300 years ago. Which is not to say we are behind the times. As artisans, we relish skilfully utilising the latest technology. We created a clean room in the middle of our Lipsheim factory to hand build our signature and highly advanced TFT touch displays. Their manufacture is revealed in our film ‘Hand making the TFT touch display’ .
Hand making our mark
Of the 840 processes involved in assembling our refrigerators, 813 are by hand while our iconic 90 cm wide ovens have been assembled by hand for over 30 years. Even our baking stones have our name hand-stamped into them. The making of our combi-steam ovens is the focus of our ‘The creation of combi-steam’ film.