Absolutely ingenious flat-pack travel kettle comes with bellow-inspired expanding design

A winner of the Red Dot Design Concept Award last year, the ‘Folding Kettle for Travel’ demonstrates how a simple eureka moment can help create a product so clever, it’ll have you wondering why nobody ever thought of it before. The Folding Kettle comes with a flat-pack design that opens up rather cleverly, expanding its volume while creating a kettle that’s stable enough to stand vertically on any surface. “Due to its unique storage structure, the capacity of this travel-friendly folding kettle after unfolding is approximately 1.2 litres”, says C60 Design’s team lead Chu Wenbao. “It has three main characteristics: simple operation, easy storage, and a minimal aesthetic.” The kettle’s travel-friendly design borrows a lot from a travel iron. It’s compact when you need it to be, and functional when opened. It also has a detachable cable that allows you to connect it to a power outlet to heat water wherever you are.

Designer: C60Design

The Folding Kettle for Travel is made from a combination of flame-resistant plastic, 304 stainless steel, and food-grade silicone (for the bellow). When folded, it occupies 1/3rd of the space of a regular kettle, becoming about as slim as a Memobottle so it fits easily into most travel cases. When you need to heat up some water, just plug the kettle in and switch it on using the button right above the handle. The bottle switches off automatically when the water is heated, and a lockable spout on the front lets you easily pour out said water to brew a nice cup of tea or coffee!