A short history:
German-born Wangen studied architecture at the Munich Technical University before taking part in various trade fairs in Munich and New York during 1995, exhibiting his Attila patented folding armchair which was subsequently featured in Munich’s Neue Sammlung and the Vitra Design Musem in Weil am Rhein.
In the same year, while renovating an apartment in Munich, he created the rst kitchen with a sliding worksurface, K2, presented in 2000 at the furniture fairs of Cologne, Milan and Chicago. He followed this up with the K10 kitchen in 2002 and has worked with Bof to develop multiple variations in the years since, as well as other products for the brand including the L10 Carrara marble washbasin and the W1 kitchen and bathroom taps. In 2015, he was selected by Wallpaper magazine as one of the top 100 product designers in the world.
Designed by Norbert Wangen, the K21 kitchen by Boffi was launched in Milan in April. Taking centre stage at the Italian brand’s flagship showroom in Via Solferino, this latest incarnation of the K20 comes with added flexibility and the ability to integrate the furniture with new wall con figurations offered in a range of finishes.
Among the key features are furniture units in melamine elm, door nishes in a choice of woods, lacquered metals and Glacier White Corian, and extruded aluminium handle in a black matte or stainless steel finish.
Wangen commented: “The K21 model is distinguished by functionality and absolute harmony – a sculpture that works perfectly. K21 can be used in both domestic environments and public areas. It can also be completed with open shelves and closed as an elegant and minimalist sculpture.”