Model-Thin Espresso Machine

Model-Thin Espresso Machine

When it comes to espresso, it’s kinda funny to think think that such a tiny cup of java requires such a large machine. Really? All that bulk for a couple of ounces?! This modern espresso design reexamines the common appliance by giving it slimmer, more compact dimensions. It saves tons of counter space and looks stylish enough that you won’t mind leaving it out.

0 Designer: Tal Derry

Home Made Espresso Cup

Home Made Espresso Cup

It was interesting to observe the Italians get out of their homes and head straight to the café for their first shot of espresso to get them ready for their day ahead. I know many cultures follow this norm, but a good cuppa espresso can be enjoyed at home thanks to the single-cup espresso maker Piamo.

0 Designer: LUNAR

Vivacuum Varooomm!

Vivacuum Varooomm!

The Vivacuum is a compact cleaner for people who are visually impaired. The appliance gets its ‘Vi’ prefix by compounding the words visualize and vacuum. The way its works is very simple, the sensors in the vacuum perceive an object and then transmit it via vibrations to the user. One can choose the suction direction by controlling the steel-wheel of the handle. The Braille steel wheel makes it easy to work the thang. An interesting idea that can be further explored for this select market!

0 Designer: Namsun Do

Toasty Barbeque

Toasty Barbeque

I love the versatility of the Different Oven; it affords you having 2 appliances packaged as one. In one mode you get to use it as a regular toaster and crisp your bread. And if you switch it to the other mode, it fans out open to do some yummy barbeques and grilling. You can even do some eggs on it for breakfast; basically use it for more than just browning your bread! How awesome!

0 Designers: Xu Wei & Qiu Yi Wu

Blend, Baby, Blend!

Blend, Baby, Blend!

The FRXSH blender is refreshingly minimal compared to the many bulky, user-unfriendly designs out there. The remarkably small base is simple (even lacking a start button) and easy to use thanks to an automatic trigger mechanism that starts when the container is twisted in place. Focusing on verticality rather than beefiness, the design doesn’t take up a lot of counter space or intrude on the aesthetic of the kitchen.

0 Designer: Véronique Baer

Single Cuppa Coffee

Single Cuppa Coffee

The Single Cup Coffee Maker explores expressions like ‘curiosity’, ‘meditative’, and ‘surprise.’ Like Kay pointed out to us in the email, the design imbibes the phrase ‘form follows function’ along with ‘give form a meaning.’ Essentially this was a task to understand the possibilities of engaging the user with the above-mentioned elements. But if you ask a layman like me, it’s a superb ‘only-me’ kinda coffee hangout that I can start right on my desk!

0 Designer: Kay Heekyung Kim

Outdoor Warmer

Outdoor Warmer

The Stoneven takes the induction cooking stones concept a step further by adding the versatility angle to it. Basically the pebbles can be used collectively to cook in outdoor camps and be used as body warmers. Yeah, the outdoors are rough and rugged, but when you travel in the woods you need appliances and gadgets that can serve more than one purpose. This aspect not only lightens the load but also increases the spectrum of performance.

0 Designer: Jeong Woo Hyeok

Diamond Inspired Blender

Diamond Inspired Blender

Everyone knows that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, right? The Cullinan Diamond Blender aims to appeal to the feminine side with a raw diamond shape that definitely stands out from the archetype. To improve vorticity and consistency, the functional shape of the internal canister was adapted to the tendency of fluids to naturally keep a continuous momentum when stirred. Just don’t give it to your girlfriend when she’s expecting actual diamonds… you might just get slapped!

0 Designer: Luis Carlos Vega & Laura Erika Porras

Hot Outdoor Lunch

Hot Outdoor Lunch

The Green Cooker is an outdoor cooking appliance that utilizes Solar panels and water for it’s functioning. Design-wise it features a flat retractable cooking panel that allows you to conveniently cook food while camping. It folds up to a column size and makes perfect sense as a portable appliance. Although working details are sketchy, it doesn’t take away the fact that the cooker can become a clever addition to any camp-supply system.

0 Designer: Shou-Yang Huang

Tasty Tastings

Tasty Tastings

A wholesome, flavorsome meal is what cooking is all about. You know you want to serve the perfect dish for family and friends, but sometimes the right flavoring can get the better of you. To make sure that you always dish out the perfect meal, Tastee helps you by doing the tasting for you. Shaped like a spoon, the device is laced with receptors based on the human taste bud. This means it is adept at telling you if you got the flavors right, or if you need to add a pinch of salt and a dash of vinegar!

0 Designer: Christopher Holm-Hansen


Memorizing The Right Cuppa Java

Memorizing The Right Cuppa Java

It takes a good barista to memorize their customer’s favorite cuppa coffee and serve it right for them. However sometimes we get stuck with a snobbish one who just doesn’t get it right. Memory is a coffee maker that uses hand print recognition to make the right cup of coffee for the right person. Set it to your preference of weak, medium or strong coffee or even an espresso to a ristretto.

0 Designer: WenYao Cai


Tree + Eat = Treat

Tree + Eat = Treat

Treat is a seamless way of storing and managing the leftover food. It employs classic food storage techniques like vacuum sealing and modern remote mobile technology to ensure your food is always consumed fresh. The appliance has a clever and intuitive way of communicating its warning when the food is expiring. It changes its color as the food ages (like the ripening of a fruit!) and then drops down to the carpet below.

0 Designer: Amy Mon-Chu Liu 


Experimental Cooking With Molecules

Experimental Cooking With Molecules

As an avid MasterChef fan, the appliances that the participants get to use, stump me. Imagine dabbling with molecular cooking and cooking meats in a water-bath. The Mo’Sphere hopes to recreate those magical moments in a regular kitchen. With bringing molecular cooking techniques to everyday homes, the possibility of experimenting with flavors and textures become limitless.

0 Designer: Yunuén Hernández

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