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Is this the kitchen of the future?

28 September 2014 Last updated at 00:03 BST

Belgian designer Xavier Bonte set himself the challenge of building a household object that would be both a work of art, and a useful, compact device for urban living.

Inspired by a dream about a cloud, he developed his The Sky Is The Limit kitchen island pod together with the firm HI-MACS.

It was a big draw at the 100% Design Festival, where it was highlighted as one of the top 20 designs to watch.

The BBC's technology reporter Dougal Shaw took a tour of the pod.