51 Blum Inspirations Different countries have different kitchens Our way of living is shaped by the dif ferent cultures we inhabit all over the world. Ever y continent and ever y countr y has its own solutions to typical challenges. The clearest dif ferences are those between kitchens. The Requirements Research team investigates how kitchens and furniture are used all over the world. The depar tment is a fundamental par t of Blum. 681 obser vations have been carried out in 33 dif ferent countries to date. The depar tment ’s findings allow the company to develop products and ser vices that are tailored to international markets.