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

The Tree of Tea

The Tree of Tea

There’s never been a Tea Tree like this! This aesthetically-awesome brewer is an all-in-one solution for making the perfect cup. The base and soaker basket keep the infused water hot and make pouring easy with a large ergonomic handle. A vertical stem extending up from the base keeps the matching wood and glass cups handy and is the perfect place to dry them after using!

0 Designer: Wongyung Lee

Fridge of the Future

Fridge of the Future

Chances are, your upright refrigerator has more than a few items long overdue to be theown out. It’s in part due to our increasingly hectic schedules, but also because the design isn’t conducive to food organization and management. Future Connect refrigeration ditches the large fridge/freezer combo for a modular system of refrigerating units that compartmentalize meals in trays that can also be used for cooking. Each unit also informs the user when items are approaching expiration. Check the vid for more!

0 Designer: Yujie Peng

Eating Better With The Hub

Eating Better With The Hub

Talk about futuristic appliances then the Kitchen Hub comes across as the top contender for the ‘ear better and reduce waste’ category winner. The device designed to work along with a food stock app that controls info regarding the ingredients you have at home and how you use it. The device even stores individual diets of the family, has a stock of recipes and a shopping assistance function. All I know is that to stay fit, you need to eat healthy, so bring this on!

0 Designer: Francisco Barboza Grasa

Living Kitchen

Living Kitchen

Designed for the not-so-distant future, the C3 kitchen goes beyond the confines of average appliances and basic food prep. Instead, it aims to build a personal relationship with the user through interaction with its widespread interface that reaches from corner to corner. Skip to the vid to watch it come alive!

0 Designers: Orlando Mendoza, Jesus Alfaro, & Paola Harris

Sustainable Milk Flask

Sustainable Milk Flask

Flasso is specifically intended for countries like India, where milk is usually sold in packaged plastic bags. Glass milk bottles are redundant here and the Tetra Pak varieties are too expensive. The Flasso is basically a milk flask designed eliminate the need of transferring the milk from the pouch to a utensil and then heating it. Easy to manufacture, distribute, maintain and use, this bottle flask will keep the milk fresh and hopefully curb tampering as well.

0 Designer: Subinay Malhotra

The E-Seasoner

The E-Seasoner

The E-Seasoner is an innovative Willy-Wonka-style gadget… only for spices instead of gobstoppers! At the top, various spices are sectioned in separate containers. Simply input your desired combination and the device will do the mixing and dispense a single strip of the combination which can then be thrown in a pan or food mixture to flavor. Great for camping or lunch on the run, the user can take spice combinations for meals without carrying around a bunch of different jars!

0 Designers: Chikuai, Wudengxin, Huangshu