Fool-Proof Stovetop

Fool-Proof Stovetop

It seems like every time I try to light the stove I always choose the wrong knob! Clearly, I’m not the only one because Caner Aras’ Eclipse Gas Cooktop makes it easy to navigate from knob to burner. The knobs themselves safely recess into the top when not in use, ensuring that one isn’t accidentally activated while working around the stove.

0 Designer: Caner Aras

This Range Hood is Better Than Good

This Range Hood is Better Than Good

If you’ve ever been in a fancy kitchen where the stovetop is built-in to the island, then you know how inconvenient it can be to work around or carry on a conversation around a cumbersome range hood. Taking inspiration from “furoshiki” technique of wrapping objects, the Pareo is a creative solution that operates like a telescope to move out of your way when you aren’t using it. Genius!

0 Designer: Samuel Codegoni

The Ultimate Apron!

The Ultimate Apron!

Whether it’s in the kitchen, garage, or art studio, this clever apron design is the only one you’ll ever need. The key to its versatility is three interchangeable “belts,” each with its own unique arrangement of pockets for carrying different necessities. When you’re finished, just fold it up with the tools until you need it again!

0 Designer: Playground | Connect Design

More Than a Board

More Than a Board

If you’ve ever used a cutting board in the kitchen, you know that transferring your freshly chopped items from the board to the pan or bowl takes more precision than you might expect. Thanks to its unique yet simple folding technique, product Tank’s Boardbowl makes it easy to be accurate while also saving you time and energy! See it in action —>

0 Designer: Product Tank

Dip And Scoop

Dip And Scoop

The Foldable Coffee Measuring Spoon can be used as a spoon for coffee powder – or salt, sugar, and even tea! The physics part of the design is this: a straight strip goes deeper into the powder than a spoon with a head. A simple pressure to the long shaft of the spoon results in the formation of a spoon head. This makes it easy to scoop up the powdery ingredient.

0 Designer: Ethan Qian

New Age In Cooking

New Age In Cooking

The Cyclone Cooking System is quite a contemporary take on existing burners and cook-tops. Integrating high-tech features, you can expect the high-efficiency direct flame burners to make cooking a pleasurable and relatively a faster process. The LED indicator system is especially cool!

0 Designers: Serdal Korkut Avci & Ali Ihsan Incukur for Arçelik A.Ş. Industrial Design Department

Straight From Chopping Board To The Fire

Straight From Chopping Board To The Fire

The Curling Pan is one heck of an innovation! Just imagine popping the cutting board onto the fire and get cooking right away! This means that the board is the pan. Crafted from shape-memory alloy, it transforms from a flat cutting board to a frying pan when it comes in contact with heat. The edges start to curl up after a certain temperature. This is because of the nature of the material with which it is made from: shape-memory alloy with a two-way memory effect.

0 Designers: Lee Jee Won & Lee Juan

Double The Warmth

Double The Warmth

Inspired by the Asian idea that the earth was square and heaven was round, the Double Warm Multi-functional and Energy-efficient Coal Stove was conceptualized. It is designed to have a water-storage volume surrounding the furnace so that you can boil water while you use the stove for cooking. This hot water can be used for bathing etc. Nice idea, especially since it is aimed for the energy-starved counties where resources are expensive and scarce.

0 Designers: Various

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