The kitchen played with very contemporary themes like a nature-driven process, flexibility and immediacy.
Launched during Milan Design Week 2011, the joint effort of Antto, world-acclaimed Catalan designer Martí Guixé and Lapin Kulta beer was a nomadic restaurant serving solar-cooked food. Dishes were cooked with pure solar energy with large, mirror-like solar cookers. The environmental-gastronomic art project and temporary gourmet eatery with guest chefs celebrated the sun, top-notch food, beer, art and life.
The kitchen went on to travel around Finland, with longer pop up residencies in Helsinki at the former fishing harbour Kalatasama in 2011 and at the Abattoir in 2013. International pitstops included Sweden, Japan, Alaska and Israel. The kitchen played with very contemporary themes like a nature-driven process, flexibility and immediacy. Open on sunny days, the kitchen also asked eaters to adapt to nature: dealing with delays, adapting dishes or rescheduling in bad weather, or calling off a business lunch for a cloud. Unlike traditional ways of cooking, solar heat affects the taste and texture of dishes in a surprising and positive way, producing a completely different taste experience. The traveling kitchen also hosted building parties. The LKSKR concept picked up two prizes at the annual Best of Finnish Advertising and Design competition in 2011.