Single Hand Cook

Single Hand Cook

It’s easy for us folks to work in the kitchen, simply coz we have two hands. Fracture, permanent disability, paralysis to one side…such situations don’t discriminate and make doing regular stuff like cutting apples, peeling oranges, slicing veggies, buttering a toast; a challenge. The One-Hand Kitchen Equipment is designed for people who use can use only one hand, and the beauty of the products (7 in all) is that both lefties and righties can use it with ease.

0 Designer: Gabriele Meldaikyte

Now A Mathematical Kettle

Now A Mathematical Kettle

Looking at this Parabola Kettle, I’m quite reminded of the Turtle and Geometric adventures of kettle-design. It brings up questions like do we really need a drastic change in shapes of kettles? Or should we focus only on functionality? Yea, the kettle sits in its quite corner in the kitchen; it makes no demand except for aesthetic appeal and timely maintenance. So does it warrant a parabolic re-design? You tell me…

0 Designer: Omer Deutsch

Surreal Food Is Real And Printed

Surreal Food Is Real And Printed

Electrolux Moléculaire is this 3D molecular food printer that relies on the expirimental molecular cooking technology. This tech has been around for a while; but too futuristic for mass usage presently. As a part of the finalist eight in the Electrolux Design Lab Challenge, Moléculaire predicts a revolution in cooking styles in the future, without taking any shortcuts or compromising on the quality of gourmet food. A style that will appeal to both chefs and newbies.

0 Designer: Nico Kläber

Revolution with Knives

Revolution with Knives

You say you only want a single knife now, well, you know: we all want to save on packaging. So, so, then, what we’ve got to do is cut down! And that’s exactly what we’re going to do with designer Aaron Root’s singular knifes concept! You say you only want a few of those knives out of that giant block they sell? How about buying one knife at a time in its own block, each block connectable to the next? Neat!

0 Designer: Aaron Root

1 Tool To Rule Them All

1 Tool To Rule Them All

I have a tool caddy in my kitchen filled with slotted spoons, spatulas, ladles and some omelette flipper thing. Wanna know something? It is all for show. I use 2 out of the 9 items in that caddy. It makes me look like a serious cook but now that I look at this product called the Uni-tool, I’m ready to “be real” about my abilities. Made from tough nylon, heat resistant up to 240ºC, comprised of a slotted spoon, turner, cutting edge, ladle and spatula; I think I’m set. This is all I need. Now make one is multiple colors and I’m sold.

0 Designer: Derek Roberts for Joseph Joseph

Getting Back To Geometry Basics

Getting Back To Geometry Basics

Grade school taught us the basic shapes…. Triangle, Square and Circle; and those dang shapes haven’t really changed a bit in all these many years. Elegant as they are as individuals, their identities converge as this graceful Braun Geometrical Kettle. Depending from which angle you look at it, you can easily identify a distinct triangle, square or circle, seamlessly merging into each other. Clean lines and simplicity make it a hit in my books.

0 Designer: Emi Schenkelbach

Carved From A Block of Chrome

Carved From A Block of Chrome

Here are two products destined for production. The Chiseled and U-Turn faucet concepts come to us by way of  Design Jordan. I love the contrast between the abrupt sharpness and the organic nature of water. Too often I see these esoteric faucet designs that look stunning on their own but would look terrible in most homes. These concepts are what I call reachably futuristic.

0 Designer: Sofian Tallal of Design Jordan

Recipes On Time

Recipes On Time

Julia Childs called me up in my dreams and told me the Kitchen Timer is totally approved. It’s a timing device that works with specially designed recipe cards. Like any card you have instructions only the Kitchen Timer goes one step further and provides visual and audio feedback on progress. If a set of instructions says to cook the chicken for 30 minutes, the arm will slide down the card in that exact amount of time. This is precision cooking. Flaws? Imagine if you had a really long recipe. Multiple cards or is that too cumbersome?

0 Designer: Emma Caselton

Cooker Gets Smarter

Cooker Gets Smarter

The family structure is undergoing a massive reconstruction, and the Smart Sun Solar Cooker addresses this need by being suitable for 1-2 persons. It features solar energy and induction heating, with the top cover of the cooker being laced highly-efficient solar cells that can harness solar energy even on a cloudy day. For induction heating, the stored solar energy is utilized and the food cooks in specialized pot (3 sizes) using steam as a medium.

0 Designers: Anil Dincer and Murat Ozveri for DesignQuadro

Squeezing Delight!

Squeezing Delight!

I am so in LOVE with this squeezer! Exquisite in style, it’s one of those classy looking tools that don’t just sit pretty on your kitchen counter top; it’s actually functional! The hand-held reamer is dishwasher safe and has a cup fashioned at the base to catch the pips and bits. In a time that we see dime-a-dozen non-functional jazzed up tools, this utility “Catcher” comes as a refresher.

0 Designer: Graeme Davies for Joseph Joseph

No More Double Trouble

No More Double Trouble

Scenario 1: Dishwasher load is done, now you take out the dishes and place them in their respective shelves, cabinets etc. Been doing this all your life! Scenario 2: Wall mounted Electrolux Bifoliate Double Dishwasher uses one compartment to clean the dishes via ultrasonic wave technology; you then transfer the clean load into the next shelf. Space saving, less time consuming, done in a jiffy. Which Scene do you like?

0 Designer: Toma Brundzaite

Incredibly Lazy In The Future To Cook

Incredibly Lazy In The Future To Cook

Dumbledore’s Pensieve would come in handy here, but the thing is, I need you to look into the future and not in the past! The scene is this, you’re as lazy and rusted in the kitchen as Irona coz you now have a full-fledged butler-robot to do your cooking; Butl-R-Bot. It’s compact, intuitive, cooks, cleans and flies like Tinker Bell; only the fairy dust is missing! This futuristic kitchen-o-bot relies on “Responsive Artificial Intelligence and advanced technologies.”

0 Designer: Tim Leeding

I’m Moving…

I’m Moving…

My kitchen, that is. Like, I want it here in the middle of my dining room; instead of a table….but Chris Burns says it will look funky by the deck. Long Tran wants me to place it aesthetically next to the bar in the living room (he’s a designer you know). Takashi couldn’t care a less about where I place it, as long as I cook him a decent meal! Well, a “Moving Kitchen” is possible, and quite a functional one at that. Small in size, it’s got an induction cooking space, folded tables that double up as work-area plus plenty of room to store some kitchen essentials. Excellent for singles.

0 Designer: Joongho Choi