The International Home and Housewares Show wrapped up last week and with it, thousands of single-use kitchen products will hit the market, destined to clutter cabinets and contribute to that chaotic pile of unnecessary gadgets and mystery parts.
After seeing the current products on offer, we couldn't help but think there has to be a better way.
For our latest 1-Hour Design Challenge, design a multipurpose tool for the kitchen.
Beyond those multi cooker or spiralizer/pasta maker/zester hybrids, we're looking for products that add true value and streamline your workflow in the kitchen (if you're in need of further inspiration, take a look at some exemplary projects like the Omni Spoon 8-in-1 measuring spoon or the ONELID fits all concept). What product could be used in the kitchen and then have a second life in your home office? Storage and counter space real estate is at a premium—will your product be able to compete with the reign of the toaster? What about a smart kitchen device that is actually smart?
Now's the time to change the game and get to cooking! Our judges Joey Zeledón from Smart Design Food Lab and the Gravity Tank Food Experience Design Team will be looking for submissions with excellent draftsmanship and original ideas that provide smart solutions to common kitchen problems including but not limited to lack of kitchen counter space, food waste, extraneous appliance parts, inefficient kitchen systems, etc.
Two ways of entering your ideas:
1. On the Core77 Discussion Boards
Sign in to your account (or if you don't have one, create a new account)! Post your sketches and comments on the 1 Hour Design Challenge discussion board.
2. On the 1HDC Facebook Group
Login to your Facebook account and post your sketches and comments on the dedicated 1-Hour Design Challenge group.
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 by 11:59 EST
A brand new OXO On Illuminating Immersion Blender, a project led by our 1-Hour Design Challenge judge Joey Zeledon at Smart Design!
What's so amazing about this immersion blender? Aside from it's obvious sleekness it's got a soft touch six-speed button at the top for easy control, ergonomic handle, comes with a sturdy silicone blending beaker, and coolest of all, it has a soft glow illuminating headlight for tall pots and low-light situations.
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