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Vario

VARIO is the first kitchen tool you will need in your kitchen. Through the use of a base plate with integrated induction ring (for heat transfer) and a magnetic ring (for rotating motion) you combine the most important functions in a kitchen device. The possibility to use a variance of interchangeable tops extends the multi-functionality. By placing the induction plate, the user can use their normal pots and pans like on a regular stove. By us­ing the grill plate, only the ribs heat up and you get a high-quality grill plate. By placing the stock pot, you can make soup. Or place a mixing element, to use it as a sous-vide, or a steam basket on top to reuse the steam. The options are countless!

 

Bosch Vario

My first kitchen appliance

The task given to us by Bosch was to rethink the industrial design language for their products. Investigate which design elements can be used to increase value quality and attraction and to implement this in a future design concept.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Time

10 weeks 2017

Category

Personal project

 
 
 

Project outline

Bosch Vario is the result of a 10 week long strategic design design project at Umeå Institute of Design, spring 2016, developed in collaboration with Bosch GMBH.

My personal goal in this project was to further develop planning and arranging workshops, design research, branding, model making, and animation skills.

Challenge

Food is one of the most important things for a healthy lifestyle, eating healthy and fresh reduces the risk of many of the major diseases. Nowadays with kitchens getting smaller and smaller it can be difficult to know where to begin.

What if your kitchen devices could change to your personal needs and grow with you along the way as your cooking skills improve. Boiled down to the essence: what is the first kitchen appliance that you need in any kitchen!

Result

VARIO is the first kitchen tool you will need in your kitchen. Through the use of a base plate with integrated induction ring (for heat transfer) and a magnetic ring (for rotating motion) you combine the most important functions in a kitchen device. The possibility to use a variance of interchangeable tops extends the multi-functionality.

 
 
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The problem statement:

Boiled down to the essence: what is the first kitchen appliance that you need in any kitchen!

 
 
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iF jury statement:"This project uses a technological solution to present a kitchen unit with a multi-functional set of conveniences, but still emphasizes the action of cooking at home. It is a project that reflects a design combining a high-quality product with high-quality performance."