The Minimalist Coffee Brewing Scale

The Minimalist Coffee Brewing Scale

Fresh roasted beans, a nice dripper and fine-tuned grinder are great, but serious coffee drinkers know that using a scale rather than measured scoops is the only way to achieve the elusive perfect cup! For ease of use and cleanliness, the Acaia scale uses responsive, waterproof, touch-sensitive buttons and a flat, silicon bottom rather than extended feet to enhance it’s minimal look. Better yet, there’s an iPhone app that will not only show the weight, but keep track of brew time and coffee recipes!

0 Designer: Aaron Fujiki Takao

A Twist on the Toaster

A Twist on the Toaster

If there is one name in the audio/video industry which personifies innovation, it’s Bang & Olufsen. But what if the brand delivered not just high-end entertainment products, but everyday appliance as well? Berk Kaplan explores what that might look and function like with this modern twist on the toaster. Premium materials, compact size, and full automation bring the design language of the luxury brand to an alternative vision of the modern appliance. Catch the vid to see how it works!

0 Designer: Berk Kaplan

Fiery Feast

Fiery Feast

The Volcano is a barbecue grill that is modeled on the unpredictable volcanic eruptions seen in mountains. The idea stemmed from the love of watching dancing flames on barbecues as they slowly cooked and grilled assorted food items and transformed them to yummy delicacies. Although a cumbersome process, people still go through the pains of setting up the grill and indulging in elaborate fares, hopefully the Volcano will make life easier for them all.

0 Designers: Seoryeong Sharon Lee & Jinseon Yoo

Personalized Plate Cooking

Personalized Plate Cooking

The Plate Cooker is intended for busy working folks who can’t spend much time on cooking. It reflects a unique Korean culinary culture: preference for soup and rice as a breakfast, and cooking and freezing the food over weekends. This food is then heated and consumed over the upcoming week.

0 Designer: Ranhee Chung

Shark In The Sink!

Shark In The Sink!

So the kitchen sink is full of suds and dishes and it includes that sharp knife you last cut your hand on. Only if you had the innovative Sharking Knife; one that is designed to float in a sink full of water! Check out the cute explanatory video after the jump.

0 Designers: Kim Sangun, Kang Yujin, Jeong Eunjoo & JungJun Park

Minimal Camp Stove

Minimal Camp Stove

A camping stove is essential cooking equipment; something you can’t leave behind, but almost always the most inconvenient thing to carry! The HexA is a minimally designed camping cooking stove that hopes to eliminate the fuss of carrying a big one. It folds up to a compact hex tube and unfolds like a flower! Yes, I am in a poetic mood today!

0 Designers: Ha Joo Yeon, Yoon Seung Hyun & Park Hung Jun

Set it and forget it!

Set it and forget it!

Orb is a universal replacement stove knob that aims to make kitchens smarter. To tackle the problem of users forgetting about their stove being on, the design uses a series of “whistles” to periodically remind the user to check on the items being cooked. In the event that the user has become distracted and forgotten, the device will automatically rotate to the off position at the end of the cycle. Attachable to any stove, old or new, it transforms a basic appliance into a smart one!

0 Designers: Various

Creative Refrigeration

Creative Refrigeration

With apartments getting smaller these days, conventional kitchen forms are getting modular and so are our appliances. The Bil-Live Refrigerator is a module that fits into the wall, thus taking up very little space. Fridge comes integrated with a table, making it easy to dine in the limited space. Hit the jump for more details by the designers.

0 Designers: Jin-seok Kwon & Hosuk Jihyun

Single-Person Cooking

Single-Person Cooking

S.I.A.M. fits perfectly into the kitchen of a singleton. It’s basically a built-in hood and induction cooker. Ideal for quick dishes that require stir-frying, the cooker folds up when not in use. The action of opening and closing the cooker, automatically switches it on or off. I kinda like its form and I think it will fit well in a compact kitchen.

0 Designers: Hye-Rim Lee and Tae-Ryung Byun

A Better Strainer

A Better Strainer

The Edge is a very cute looking, practical food strainer that ensures there are no drips while straining the food. A partial net blocking the end of the strainer contains the water within, so that it doesn’t spill onto the tabletop or on you. Essentially when you drain out the water, it gradually flows out without causing a mess. An interesting innovation that I would like to use!

0 Designers: Tae-jin Kim and IIDEA
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The Totem of Refrigeration

The Totem of Refrigeration

Nowadays, we’re obsessed with storing everything in the fridges, but this isn’t always the best option for keeping foods fresh… especially fruits and veggies. Some are better kept in a slightly warmer, more humid environment… and for these there’s the OLTU system. Using the refrigerator’s own heat output, clay containers are kept at the ideal temperature and humidity for the needs of various foods.

0 Designer: Fabio Molinas

Your Own Holographic Chef!

Your Own Holographic Chef!

Who wouldn’t want Gordon Ramsey to scream at them while crafting their cooking skills?!  The Humaleon system brings the top chef and other favorites directly into the user’s very own kitchen with a holographic system that the user can interact with. Get skill-building tutorials, recipes, and step-by-step instructions in this entirely new experience. Better yet, you can share with friends and meet other wannabe master chefs with an online portal with rankings and recipe sharing!

0 Designer: Teerapol O-charoen

The Great Wall Of Cooking

The Great Wall Of Cooking

2D Smart Kitchen is a wall mounted kitchen concept that hosts interactive modules and appliances. This full set of kitchen appliances automatically prepares your meals and gives you ample space and time, whist cooking you the perfect meal. The entire wall is an interactive touch screen and showcases recipes and the ingredients.

0 Designer: Ermi van Oers