Design collective ‘Angry Bananas’, a group of Design Masters students studying at Goldsmiths University in London, have created a series of conceptual kitchen appliances titled Stone.
For the past 10 weeks they have been looking at how induction cooking can be used to enhance the practices within a contemporary kitchen. The outcome is a series of conceptual kitchen appliances, a collection of drawing renders and prototypes, that could become realistic design proposals.
“This project looked at how induction cooking hobs could be used to power everyday kitchen appliances like toasters and kettles, along with how induction cooking could improve everyday cooking instruments such as grill pans and saucepans.” says the group.
The product line is a range of products that can cook, toast and boil everyday foods and water in pans, toasters and kettles. They all have no wires or electrical components, which mean the products can be easily washed and stored.
In addition, they are made from honest materials, such as porcelain bodies with birch wood handles, making the products sustainable and long lasting, and each appliance, including saucepans, is lined with a heat insulator (mica) that means the cookware can go straight onto the table from the stove leaving no burn or melting marks.
“It is through the interface on the induction stove that the user can tell when their food is ready. Either a ring tone can be set or the user can record their own voice making the stove interactive and fun for all ages. Once your toast is ready or your kettle boiled the stove will turn its self-off allowing the personalised tone to remind you your food is ready.”
The Angry Banana’s are a design collective from the MA Goldsmiths Design Department in London. They are Jack Holloway (Product Design), Donato Santoro (Product Designer), Vina Kosasih (Communication Design), Jo Chang (Communication Design), Yelena Bushueva (Communication Design) and Sarah Lynn Pesek (Environmental Design).
The work will exhibited during London Design Festival at the Goldsmiths Masters Degree Show, titled TILT at the Hoxton Gallery between the 17th and 22nd of September 2013.