Break The Cooking ICE

Break The Cooking ICE

ICE is the mix of a lamp, mood lighting and recipe database that can assist in making your cooking and dining experience even more delightful. The theme for this year’s Electrolux Design Lab was to create appliances that enhance your cooking experience by livening your senses. The ICE adheres to this in many ways.

0 Designer: Julen Pejenaute

Musical Dinner

Musical Dinner

Imagine a future where food is inspired by music. I am talking about the SmartPlate, a dish that understands food and transforms it into sound. As described by Julian, it completes the circle of senses by which we understand what we eat. The plate hookes up wirelessly to your mobile device, and then by measuring the different aspects of your ingredients, it identifies food. It then precisely attaches musical notes, harmonies and rhythm to each ingredient.

0 Designer: Julian Caraulani

Leftover Refrigerator

Leftover Refrigerator

The Impress Refrigerator has an intriguing way of storing food. It holds containers or bottles in such a way that you can never forget that you have placed them there. It consumes lesser power when fewer items are placed, thus conserving energy. The open interface makes it easy for you to access the food and also never forget about them!

0 Designer: Ben de la Roche

The Spummy Is Here

The Spummy Is Here

The Spummy is the future of flavor creation that uses nano-technology to create edible foam. There are endless possibilities to the flavors that can be spun into foam and the combinations can ignite any gourmet chef’s fantasy! Inspired by Ferran Adrià, the inventor of flavored foam, which helped win him ‘Restaurant of the Year’, four years in a row, Spummy brings home the possibility of dishing out treats are exotic and worthy of praise!

0 Designer: Alexandre de Bastiani

Citrus Fresh Squeeze

Citrus Fresh Squeeze

You got to simply love the handy Citrus Spray designed by Alberto Arza and Joan Rojeski for Spanish houseware brand Lékué! It is so simple and a surefire way to get freshly squeezed lime juice (or any other citrus fruit) sprayed over your food! Can it get simpler than this – just stick in the spraying mechanism through the cut-off wedge and get spraying!

0 Designers: Alberto Arza and Joan Rojeski

Chopping Slide

Chopping Slide

Love this unique and sleek chopping knife by Andreas Kalt! Reminds me of how Nigella goes on a chopping spree with her herbs. Because of its bulk size and sharp blades, the knife disassembles and can be safely stowed in a drawer. I bet your kitchen can do with this baby, and so can mine!

0 Designer: Andreas Kalt

Very Smart Pan

Very Smart Pan

The Heating Smart Pan addresses the need of a portable cooking appliance that can double up as the cooking utensil as well. There is a lot that we expect from our cooking aids these days; some folks like traditional methods and others prefer to explore high-tech appliances that give freedom of space and minimal worries about cleaning up. Heating Smart Pan is meant for the latter, for people who like to cook without using up too much space or fuss, the pan itself is a heating device and uses battery or electrical power to fire up. Neat!

0 Designer: Soon Mo Lee

Super Clean Food

Super Clean Food

Tabii is a food sterilizing and washing unit that gives storage life with a drying option. The focus of the project is to come up with solution to combat future water shortages and the ‘Turkish habit’ of food drying. Hence the unit works as a sterilizing, washing, drying, and dehydrating appliance.

0 Designers: Gökçe Altun, Nagihan Tuna, Pınar Şimşek and Halit Sancar

Power Wash

Power Wash

The DualWash reminds me of the Electrolux Design Lab concept Bifoliate Double Dishwasher. The idea is similar, to have a wall mounted dishwasher that doubles up as a storage cabinet. However the DualWash features some newer innovations. This two sided dishwasher uses carbon-dioxide cleaning rather than water-based cleaning.

0 Designers: Gökçe Altun, Nagihan Tuna, Pınar Şimşek and Halit Sancar

Professionally Spiced Sauce

Professionally Spiced Sauce

Mix is a smart appliance that comes loaded with a whole lot of recipes. Essentially the database makes it smart enough to calculate just how much spice and seasoning will your sauce need. According to your recipe and portions, the device dispenses either a powder encased in a ball or a liquid sauce. Simply use the dispensed portion and cook with confidence, knowing that you are cooking a professional meal!

0 Designer: Lishuai Dong

Ah, Refreshed!

Ah, Refreshed!

With an aim to provide a fuller sensory experience, The Refresh was designed to act as a portable device that instantly cools your beverage. Essentially this means no more warm diet coke! Keeping up with the theatrics of good design, the appliance helps form a light condensation, followed by an enticing mist that envelopes the beverage bottle. Using advanced thermoelectric technology, the electric current causes the internal semiconductor nodes to instantly freeze.

0 Designer: James Skeggs

Blending With Tempo

Blending With Tempo

I like designer Fu Chun Wan’s thought process that music and cooking go hand in hand. When its soul comforting food cooked with love, it makes the whole process much easier and appealing. And surely aids like the Tempo Blender help a lot! The machine not only tells you how much of the ingredients you need to add, to make the perfect glass of slush or cocktail; but also blends in sync with the tempo beat belted out. In short you end up having fun and attempting tricks like how Tom Cruise performs in the movie ‘Cocktail.’

0 Designer: Fu Chun Wan

Twist on Turkish Cookware

Twist on Turkish Cookware

The Beatoven is a modern interpretation of the traditional Turkish drum furnace that differs from other heavy, bulky and hard-to-use versions. Space is saved with its unique construction where the heating units are placed on both the top and bottom and the electrical cable can be stored within the oven when not in use. A touch-sensitive interface, customizable user profiles, and preset temperature/cook-time options make it much easier to use.

0 Designers: Burak Şahin, Lala Guluzade, Aybike Anaçali, & Nesrin Yüksel