We’re all looking for clever well thought out pieces of design to make our lives easier
When something works really well there’s always the thought” why didn’t they think of that before-it’s so obvious”
Today, here are a few kitchen products that you may or may not think of as being in that category they are mostly in the prototype stage
What do you think? are they new and imaginative or are they just reinventing the wheel ?
This is a redesign of a cooker and extractor fan, the hob appearing to sit on top of the worktop and the extractor fan mirroring it above
Instead of the microwave sitting on the worktop or built into the kitchen units this microwave appears to take up the space of one drawer and is retractable so all but disappears when not in use
The smoked glass top makes it easier to see what is going on ,as you’re looking down on it
. Massey University Industrial Design graduates, James Treweek and Jim Pachal have invented an ultra-modern refrigerator
Treweek’s refrigerator, currently in the design and early prototype model stage, is small enough to store on the bench and can be positioned either vertically or horizontally, making it perfect for kitchens with limited space. It also offers three sections, each with their own door to reduce energy loss when items are removed.
There’s nothing quite like a steaming hot cup of tea or coffee to start the workday- but how often is it allowed to go cold . The HALO heating spoon is a nifty little gadget that’ll keep your drink piping hot as long as you’d like. Intuitive controls and light/color signals make it super-easy to use. Just pop it in, switch on, and let it do the rest!
Designers: Burcu Bag, Amalia Monica, & Vinay Raj Somashekar
Words from the designer Alex Bradley;
The ‘SPC’ (Single Person Cooker) with it’s WiFi connection, adjoining website and modular de- sign responds to the eating habits that are evolving to meet with the pace and structure of daily life, whilst making information available on producing nutritious healthy meals quickly and efficiently.
Downloading recipes from the ‘SPC website’ and sending to the ‘SPC’ provides step by step preparation instructions and automated cooking times for the user. This product and service solution aims to steer consumers away from ready meals and improve their well being as a result, whilst being an object of focus and discussion in the kitchen.
Taking styling cues from homewares rather than traditional consumer electronics the ‘SPC’ aims to deliver a fresh contemporary take on kitchen appliances.