Last August 1st, after a long, serious illness, Gerd Bulthaup passed away in Munich.
The man who represented the second generation of the bulthaup family company, which he led from 1979 to 2002, became a key figure in a renewal of the way in which kitchens were conceived.
Gerd Bulthaup, an entrepreneur with an extraordinary vision of the future, had a passion for architecture, the Bauhaus philosophy and timeless design. His audacity and perseverance drove him to transform the image of the kitchen and to fulfil his dream of placing it back in the center of the home. “We simply wanted to make the best possible kitchens, without working from what already existed, but rather by inventing new practical solutions and creating a living space for gathering and communication.” Achieving this goal also led him to turn bulthaup into the leading brand in the premium kitchen market.
With his passing, bulthaup has lost the pioneer and visionary behind the brand. Nevertheless, his values, his passion, and his courage will live on as an inspiration for the management team and the entire staff at bulthaup.