About Cubex History
Building on the theories of Le Corbusier, modernist architect De Koninck researched how a kitchen could be constructed to be as functional as possible. Starting from the three basic functions of the kitchen -stocking, cooking and cleaning-, he looked for furnishings that were not only practical for the user (men were rarely found in kitchens at the time), but also efficiently modulated and manufactured. The key was a basic 60x60 cm module, which he equipped with various functions, and which could be combined into a kitchen whole. He was also the first to place kitchen appliances in these modules. The 60x60 standard was born.
WORLD'S FIRST MODERN KITCHEN BORN IN 1932
From the year 1932, the Cubex© kitchen was commercialized. It was characterized by rounded fronts, metal bracket fittings and glass storage drawers. The original Cubex© was chosen by the customer from a catalog and produced in Belgium.
Especially in the 1950s and 1960s, sales of Cubex kitchens boomed. This became the standard kitchen for new construction in the upper segment. There were also many copies of inferior quality. The original Cubex can be recognized by the engraved brand "Cubex" on the inside of the doors.
Because of the indestructible quality, many original Cubex kitchens are still in use today and are popular with antique dealers.
We still pay royalties today for the use of the Cubex brand and design.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Cubex is the first modern integrated kitchen in the world that was built from standard 60x60 modules. The designer of Cubex, the Belgian architect Louis-Herman De Koninck, was the first to pay attention to the ease of use of a kitchen. He was also the first to build appliances into a kitchen and thought 60cm was a good width for this. Cubex is also a Belgian design classic: recognizable and timeless.