berlin-based product designer, daniel lorch, is on a mission to make good food more accessible and more sustainable. inspired by an initial idea from his mother, lorch founded the ‘walkingboxes’ food truck company back in january 2020. making mobile kitchens out of shipping containers, the start-up is geared toward a new generation of gourmet chefs, and an industry that’s currently struggling in the times of COVID-19.
images courtesy of daniel lorch
daniel lorch‘s mum was the driving force behind the business idea; it was her idea to open a street food truck with friends in southern germany. while searching for a vehicle, lorch realized that the market for sales trailers and food trucks didn’t offer a suitable solution that met the demands of a new wave of gastronomes in terms of design, sustainability, and individuality. this is how walkingboxes was born.
vehicle chassis with tandem axles, permitted total weight 2.6 t – for sizes M & L 3.0 t
shipping containers made of robust and durable steel provided the perfect basis for a food trailer design with an industrial look. since commercially available sea freight containers are very heavy, lorch implemented a lightweight construction method that saves up to 25% in weight by optimizing the use of materials. this means that smaller cars such as station wagons or minivans can also be used as towing vehicles for the food trailer and fuel consumption is significantly reduced.
individual design with branding options such as: Illuminated lettering, banner, foil lettering etc
in contrast to the classic food truck made of composite materials that cannot be recycled, the food trailer by walkingboxes reflects the values of a contemporary gastronomy that focuses on sustainability, creativity and quality. the walkingboxes food trailer is made of over 90% recyclable or biodegradable materials such as steel, wood and linoleum.
made to measure gastro kitchen
with the help of the product configurator on the start-up’s website, interested people can freely choose from a variety of design options such as illuminated lettering, tarpaulin banners, metal signs, foil lettering and flags. with a self-developed modular fastening system, a wide variety of media can be easily attached and exchanged.
the kitchen units are made from 100% stainless steel
the stainless steel kitchen interior is designed in close cooperation with the product development team at walkingboxes. in addition to the high-quality equipment “made in italy” and a functional arrangement of all kitchen modules, particular attention is paid to the fact that the interior fittings comply with the hygiene regulations of the health authorities in order to protect the well-being of chefs and street food fans.
in the northern district of berlin-wedding, where a lively gastronomic scene has settled in recent years, the curious can now visit the food trailer live. according to walkingboxes, in addition to the gastronomy, catering and events sectors, there are also many career changers from all over europe who have already shown interest.
hydraulic gas struts allow the sales flap to be opened and closed easily
small table for customers
10-inch aluminum rims allow for a low loading height
foil lettering on the trapezoid structure of the shipping container has its own charm
‘build your food business with a sustainable and affordable food trailer’
edited by: lynne myers | designboom
Published at Mon, 25 Jan 2021 10:00:35 +0000