Designing and expanding the versatile, multifunctional buffet system APS Plus
A mix of forms, materials and finishes – APS Plus, developed by sieger design, is a highly functional buffet system for varied presentation of dishes in diverse styles. The concept comprises seven product groups. The individual elements from each group can be combined with, in and even on top of each other. The system’s clear, modular structure gives caterers and restaurant owners the flexibility to present food in stunning and unique ways. In spring 2017, APS Asia Plus has been added to the collection.
No limits to the imagination – this unique buffet system gives restaurants and hotels endless possibilities. Since all APS Plus elements are compatible with each other, it’s possible to constantly create new and varied arrangements – from breakfast buffets right through to evening buffets. The modular system is made up of seven product groups: Universal, Antipasti, Bakery, Lotus, Baskets, Wood and Tiles. The elements can be rearranged to harmoniously combine different styles or deliberately accentuate them.
“The centrepiece of the series is multifunctional bowls in different shapes and colours, or with wood decors,” explains Michael Sieger. Glossy on the inside and matt on the outside, the melamine bowls from the Universal product group can also be used as risers for other elements. Fruit, pastries or antipasti can be individually presented at different heights, and then stored again afterwards if necessary. The multifunctional baskets, which are available in a variety of geometric forms and with matt or gloss finishes, can also be used as handy presentation stands. The Antipasti bowls and wave-relief platters also feature a mix of colours and textures. Cake plates and stands can be used to serve cakes or pastries, while the Lotus product group offers a striking mosaic for culinary concoctions. Inspired by the leaves and blossoms of the lotus flower, the melamine items allow finger food or sushi to be presented in unique arrangements.
The external dimensions and diameters of all elements are based on Gastronorm sizes. So that they can be stacked stably and securely, each item has several precisely interlocking rings on the base. APS Plus is the second multifunctional buffet system designed by sieger design for professional applications, for example in hotels and restaurants. It draws on sieger design’s project work for FRAMES and other experience in the dining and tableware sector.
At Ambiente 2017, APS presented the APS Asia Plus series, which includes an additional 115 items and makes APS+ even more versatile.