• Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest

head office

Fyning Copse

Rogate, Petersfield

GU31 5DH



UK +44 1730821424

US +1415307723

Smart Kitchen Summit in Tokyo

October 9, 2017

Johnny spoke at the first Smart Kitchen Summit in Tokyo on Future Kitchen Living. The audience were interested in the kitchen as a social room where all genders work, a challenge when the tradition is for tiny kitchen spaces where women work on their own. A focus of his trip was to investigate the way Japan, a country more advanced than the UK in this respect, meets the needs of its ageing population in terms of home design and how tech might help.


A breakout session followed Johnny's talk. Japanese participants were intrigued by Johnny's assurance of wood's hygienic properties that also chimed with wabi-sabi: see Johnny's blog. It was a fascinating day, organised by Simaxyz, with a total of twenty four speakers. Topics ranged from Social Food Maps, tech start-ups including Panasonic's Catapult Game Changer initiative, Oisix on easy access to healthy food, Hestan Cue for smart cook, Sidechef (home cooking app) and Co-cooking on cooking as a pattern language.


The UK's National Innovation Centre for Ageing helped support Johnny's trip.

 Photo: Akiko Okada 


Please reload

Featured Posts

Breaking up is easy to do

January 28, 2018

Please reload

Recent Posts

May 29, 2019

February 20, 2019

June 1, 2018

February 27, 2018

Please reload

Please reload