Design Quarterly

Design Quarterly featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Flavoured Flints

“Flavoured flints” is a collection of differents food tools made by conglomerates of salt and sugar with added dried extracts of flavour-enhancing fruits, obtained by cryogrinding. Spices, herbs, mushrooms, vegetables, and fruits are included in the ingredients. The flints prompt consumers to season their meals using ancestral techniques : rubbing the two volumes, as big as your fist and faceted, against each other. By choosing to use differents flints, it becomes possible to combine all sorts of flavours.

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CORTINA

"There is no beginning, and no end. Water cycles." I gave form to the cycle of water as circle by converging the spout and handle of kettle. Watched from the front, it is circular, but watched from the side, we can see that it is distorted. I suggest the concept of not literal convergence, but design convergence as distorted form. I selected the material of kettle whose heat is not conducted up to the handle. To use environment-friendly one, I avoided rubber.

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Çig Yag

Çig Yag, highly aromatic olive oil, not filtered to preserve its natural essence. This precious olive oil is packed in a porcelain bottle, which is a long-lasting and hygienic storage container for olive oil. The design on the bottle, Çintemani, is a traditional Turkish figure, symbolizes vigour and strength. Çintemani, on this special bottle, depicts the ultimate domination and absolute rule of the olive tree in nature. Çig Yag is available in limited quantity for each harvesting season. Every single bottle of this limited production is numbered with a unique metal plate.

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Attention!

Attention! cutlery set is developed via the conceptual thinking of ‘being together’ and the principle of keeping all the elements of the set together, stocking these elements and organizing them as a team when they are not in use. The cutlery set, according to the wishes of the customers can be separated and reunited easily. The main principle that the product is based on is the magnetic pull of the magnets placed in the axes of the handles of the 3D forms in a harmonious way. The set is a healtier alternative to the wide use of the nylon bag system.

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seasons

“seasons” is an interpretation of functional kitchen and serving ware, inspired by nature and technology, through the cultural lens of Japan. Like a real leaf, each serving dish is flexible and multi-purpose. It rolls up for storage using the benefits of silicone to insure its use in an oven or microwave, able to withstand repeated dishwasher cleaning. Each leaf enjoys its own shape, stackable in its open state, and in multiples, creating a sculptural display of serving artware.

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Temple

From the growing popularity in home baking we could see a need for a modern looking contemporary cake stand, which could be easily stored in a cupboard or draw. Easy to clean and dishwasher safe. Temple is easy to assemble and intuitive by sliding the plates over the central tapered spine. Disassembly is just as easy by simply sliding them back off. All 4 main elements are held together by the Stacker. The Stacker helps keep all the elements together for multi angled compact storage. You can use different plate configurations for different occasions.

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