The revolution began in 1930 when, following on from this work since 1927, Louis-Herman De Koninck presented his CiamB kitchen prototype at the Congrès International d'Architecture Moderne in Brussels, introducing a functional 60 cm modular system - the most advanced kitchen layout solution of its time, which left an indelible mark on the industry. The system was marketed in 1932 under the CUBEX brand name.
For over nine decades, CUBEX has been meticulously crafting kitchens that harmonize utility and resilience. Our creations stand with the sturdiness of a centuries-old oak and the precision of a Swiss watch. We're not just building kitchens, we're shaping enduring spaces that embrace life's finest moments."
The standard width of today's household appliances, and consequently, the foundational kitchen module, is 60cm. This industry-wide adoption is a direct result of CUBEX's pioneering collaborations with various European manufacturers and the widespread popularity of CUBEX kitchens in Belgium. With thousands of kitchens sold up until the mid-1960s, the CUBEX brand became synonymous with iconic design.
Louis-Herman De Koninck (1896-1984), a prominent Belgian architect and designer, started his architectural journey at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels in 1911. His early work was greatly influenced by popular architecture, with a particular emphasis on agrarian structures along the Belgian coast.
In 1924, De Koninck revolutionized architectural norms by designing and constructing his personal residence in Uccle - a stark, two-story cube. This home represented a stark departure from traditional design, serving as a testament to his radical new approach.
He further pushed architectural boundaries in 1928 by introducing the use of thin concrete slabs in construction. This innovation became a cornerstone of De Koninck's architectural philosophy, which emphasized formality, constructive logic, and economy. The period between 1924 and 1938 marked an intense phase of research and transformation in De Koninck's career.
His influence in the field was not limited to design alone. He spent the years from 1940 to 1974 teaching at La Cambre, the National School of Architecture and Visual Arts in Brussels, impacting generations of future architects.
Quality & Durability
The historic CUBEX kitchens are built to last. Inspired by industrial design principles, these kitchens are sturdy and designed to withstand the test of time.
The minimalist and elegant design of CUBEX kitchens is classic and timeless. Regardless of current trends, a CUBEX kitchen will always be in style.
CUBEX kitchens can be tailored to meet the specific needs of each project, allowing architects and contractors to cater to their clients' unique demands.
CUBEX offers extensive professional assistance, guiding clients from consultation to execution for a seamless experience. We provide exceptional maintenance and post-installation service, aiming to exceed expectations and ensure customer satisfaction. Your CUBEX kitchen embodies our design excellence legacy.
"No Sweat, Just Sweet: How to Get Your Dream Cubex Kitchen without Breaking a Sweat!"
The customer has a consultation with a CUBEX representative, discussing their needs, preferences, budget, and timeline. To provide a preliminary cost estimate, the representative might ask the customer to fill out a questionnaire detailing their kitchen requirements.
With the initial requirements established, the customer and the CUBEX design team collaborate on creating the kitchen's design. This process includes selecting materials, appliances, and defining the layout according to the customer's unique needs.
Upon finalizing the design, CUBEX creates 3D simulations of the proposed kitchen space, providing the customer with a realistic visualization of the finished project. Along with the simulations, CUBEX provides a detailed quote for the project.
The customer reviews the 3D simulations and the quote. Once they approve the design and costs, the project proceeds to the next stage.
CUBEX starts manufacturing the kitchen components based on the approved design and specifications.
CUBEX's professional installers deliver the kitchen components and carry out the installation, transforming the 3D simulation into reality within the customer's home.
A representative from CUBEX follows up with a post-installation review to ensure that everything aligns with the customer's expectations as per the approved 3D simulations.
Post-installation, CUBEX continues to provide support, addressing any queries or issues that might arise. They also offer ongoing maintenance to ensure long-lasting satisfaction with the CUBEX kitchen.