Toronto-based industrial designer Taodi has developed a rectilinear electric kettle which in its simplicity, solves the problem for those with limited kitchen counter space. Its dimensions of 15cm x 24cm x 5.6cm enables the typical volume of water in most cordless kettles. As described by Taodi: This cordless kettle celebrates simplicity: water tank, handle, and power base; all are understated. However, when taken together as a whole, they quietly express the flow of water and power through the elements. I love the concept of this kettle being minimalist in its appearance and still provides for a more efficient living. Its narrow form not only takes up less space, but will be easier to clean than other pitcher-shaped kettles. So sleek and clean in its exterior interface, this conceptual project is highly requested and Taodi is currently looking for partners to bring it into production. Photos courtesy of Objects&Ideas.
Tokyo based Japanese designer Makoto Koizumi has created this beautifully simple and award-winning cookware series – Kaico. The series includes a tea pot, coffee pot, pasta pot with a steel strainer insert, as well as various sauce pans. Created in white enamel coated steel with maple wood handles, the Kaico series certainly has a classic yet rudimentary aesthetic to its pieces, as well as being durable and thermal-efficient. Because of the smooth, semi-gloss finish, the cookware is also easy to clean. These would undoubtedly be a welcome addition to my kitchen from a visual perspective, but I’d be interested to know if anyone has previously bought any pieces from the Kaico series and what their thoughts are.
London and Hong Kong based design consultancy PostlerFerguson have created the Yi Cha tea set as a way to aid Chinese tea producers popularise their specialist teas with a worldwide audience. Designed for households, hotels and restaurants, the sleek Yi Cha tea set uses traditional zisha purple clay. It draws on the rich material heritage of Chinese tea, providing simple and elegant preparation. Coffee drinkers of course may enjoy the luxury of high-end coffee with household espresso machines, myself being one of them. However with the introduction of Yi Cha, one will be able to enjoy the rich taste of Chinese tea in the comfort of the home.
The Ceramic Art Kettle, designed by Eliumstudio for Rowenta, is an appliance that combines an immaculate aesthetic with innovative sensibility. The French-based design firm, Eliumstudio, has repeatedly refined the elegance of household objects with a number of high-caliber creations; this kettle is no different. The minimal beauty of this piece is unmistakable. However, its true identity lies within the object itself. Don Norman would even agree with the intelligent utilization of constraints on the elastomer lid. Acting as a safety, the lid retains the scalding liquid within the kettle even if knocked over. The contrasts on this piece only add value to its style. The juxtaposition of the kettle’s glossy white and matte silver allows the piece to preserve its sleek nature while remaining relatively inconspicuous.
From the one Braun designer to an other. Emi Schenkelbach from Israel designed this beautiful Kettle witch combines three basic shapes: Triangle, Square and Circle. I wanted to keep a clean and elegant design, which will allow this kettle to look natural with any kitchen. I have decided to make the kettle float a bit, using the power supply. The visual look of the kettle is different according to the viewing angle, which keeps making it interesting the more you observe it.