No More A Cookbox

No More A Cookbox

Microwaves have always been boxy in design. Just changing their outward appearance isn’t innovation enough! The challenge is to come up with a practical design that is radical in features, plus space saving enough to abide by the modern-day kitchen diktats. Innowave is one such approach to out-of-the-box thinking. The microwave has been redesigned to fit in a kitchen like a regular drawer, thus freeing up the work surface.

0 Designer: Anoush Mortazavi

Coffee Delights

Coffee Delights

This delightful Nespresso concept machine is as clean and crisp in design as a smooth cuppa cappuccino! It is a basic machine with minimal functions and can be operated with one simple action. The handle reclines back allowing you to insert the ground coffee beans or coffee capsules; a choice between a short or long espresso on the dial switch makes you the heavenly cuppa joy.

0 Designer: Eyal Carmi

Industrious Coffee Machine

Industrious Coffee Machine

Love me this industrious looking espresso machine. Aptly called the Kansas, it’s the labor of love of young Shenkar student Yotam Cohen. Details like a rim-bar to hold extra cups and the pressure gauge to regulate the steam, add to the retro appeal. Easy to use, and like Yotam claims, “a coffee machine that puts a smile on your face when you wake up in the morning.” Something different, something with character!

0 Designer: Yotam Cohen

For the Minimalist on the Run

For the Minimalist on the Run

The Nespresso coffee maker just made me realize how ugly and nonsensical most other coffee makers on the market truly are. It seems like even single serving makers are just getting bigger and more complicated to use, right?! This design provides a simple, clean, and precise experience for the user through minimum action to operate and a straightforward aesthetic. Perfect when there’s no time for French press.

0 Designer: Tali Shilo

Timely Steeping

Timely Steeping

I am in love with the Tea-time tea steeper for its intuitive design and simplistic interaction between tea leaves, water and steeping time! A flipping action, akin to starting the timer, sets the tea making process into action. Loose tealeaves and hot water do their steeping business and the ready tea slowly trickles down to the bottom beaker. The timer/filter hold back the leaves and your cuppa is ready to sip!

0 Designer: Pengtao Yu

Detached Water Purifier

Detached Water Purifier

P2 is a water purifier system that dispenses clean water the normal way – through a spout plus has a detachable water-purifying jug that you can carry out with you. So basically you’re not restricted to taking water from the main body unit, which by the way dispenses both hot and cold water. Its ideal for an office environment or maybe hospitals and cafeterias; anything that makes water – queues short!

0 Designer: Jung Hoon Lee

Blend and Mix in a Swoop

Blend and Mix in a Swoop

The Revolvy 2in1 has a very curious shape for a blender and mixer. When not in use, the appliance just folds up to one discreet hanging gadget, freeing up precious kitchen-counter space. I am in awe with the way it turns from blender to mixer…simply fantastic! It’s either the blender-attachment to the top of body or the mixer-attachment to the bottom of it. Super cool and functional!

0 Designer: Wonkook Lee

Another Perfect Measure

Another Perfect Measure

One of the secrets to great cooking is to measure out the ingredients as accurately as possible. While dry ingredients are not so much of a pain, it’s the liquids that make me quiver. Handy Meter is a digital measure that goes around the faucet mouth or spouts of bottles and jugs, to pour out the right amount of liquid. It does away with the need for a measuring jar, hence increasing the accuracy. I suppose it has an inbuilt mechanism that terminates the flow of liquid, once the desired amount has been poured. This will be an ideal feature.

0 Designer: Jeon Hwan Soo

Sterilize Water with Plasma Power

Sterilize Water with Plasma Power

I love everything about the WOW Water Sterilizer – the design, concept, even the logo. If you’re as picky as I am about how clean your water is and don’t necessarily trust municipal sources, you’d probably buy something like this. By using electrolysis (aka Plasma Power) water is sterilized for drinking and cooking. SOLD. Send me one please.

0 Designer: Sang Keun Sim & Kyowon L&C Design Team

Coffee Perks

Coffee Perks

I love the creative energy that surrounds the P – Cup Coffee Dispenser Machine. It has all the components integrated into its compact form. The machine, the coffee slot, the paper cups…a complete package so to say. Easy on the eye, it’s a lot more fun than the drab machine in my office right now. Paper cup dispenser + Coffee Maker = P – Cup!

0 Designer: Seung Jun Jeong

iFancy Coffee Art

iFancy Coffee Art

I’m no longer fascinated with the exquisite coffee art that my local barista offers. I’m more intrigued with the possibility of impressing my guests with pseudo skills acquired by the iCoffee Machine. A dot-matrix kinda attachment syncs with your smartphone via Bluetooth to dish out creative artwork onto of coffee foam. From Hello Kitty to the latest fad…designer coffee is right at home! Definitely my kind of cuppa!

0 Designer: Huang Guanglei

Grab and Go Soup Warmer

Grab and Go Soup Warmer

The Cortina rechargeable heating system by designer Gergő Kassai is perfect for warming a quick bowl of soup. The user simply pours cold soup into the upper container and within minutes has a piping hot meal waiting in the lower portable compartment. Using induction technology, heat is generated directly in the pot opposed to being generated on the stove-top, making for faster and more energy-efficient heating than the traditional stove.

0 Designer: Gergő Kassai

My Next Coffee Machine

My Next Coffee Machine

I am totally smitten by this simple exploration of basic shapes like rectangle, cylinder and hole. The resulting coffee machine is a stunning design that is bare-minimal and intuitive. The only thing different is the operations; the brew is made by pressing the cylinder inside. Hope Nespresso likes the concept too!

0 Designer: Danna Kazir