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MAKUS decorates sustainability, starting with the induction hob. All homes in the Netherlands use natural gas. A lot has to be done for that. Let’s make it fun. Why is that induction plate always shiny black and not with a pattern or color that matches your kitchen? With the MAKUS induction plate, you can cook in your own style.

MAKUS was founded by Merel Philippart. As a sustainability advisor, she worked together with ministries, municipalities and companies on the issue of how to accelerate the energy transition. Particularly aimed at homes: how can we get them natural gas-free and energy-neutral? The discussion was often only about technology and money.

According to Merel, this is where the crux lies: the story is one-sided, technical and laborious. Don’t people move faster for attractive products? Isn’t that the power of products like Tony’s Chocolonely, DOPPER and to a large extent Tesla? So that’s what MAKUS started doing: MAKUS decorates sustainability. Starting with the induction hob. Why is it black? With the product, MAKUS won the audience award of the ASN World Award in 2018.

Natural Phenomena
Many phenomena and patterns in nature are a source of inspiration for the designs of MAKUS. For example, the honeycomb: taken directly from the bee.

Environmental impact
MAKUS Kitchen also tries to minimize the environmental impact in their own production process. For example, they produce the induction plates in Germany. The glass comes from the renowned brand SCHOTT CERAN®, winner of the German Sustainability Award.

In the kitchen sector, there is still a lot to be gained in the field of sustainability. Improving everything at once is difficult, but step by step MAKUS Kitchen makes the product and process as sustainable as possible.

Not only
MAKUS is associated with the following parties: KOAK, SCHOTT CERAN®, Impact Hub Amsterdam, Witgoedherstels.nl