Design a multipurpose tool for the kitchen.
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 by 11:59 EST
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.
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 http://www.core77.com/projects/44884/Omni-Spoon
or the ONELID fits all concept http://www.core77.com/projects/41234/ONELID-fits-all
). 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?
Our judges Joey Zeledon from Smart Design Food Lab (http://smartdesignworldwide.com/people/joey-zeledon/
) and the Gravity Tank Food Experience Design Team (http://www.gravitytank.com/
) 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.