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.
10 weeks 2017
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.
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!
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.
The problem statement:
Boiled down to the essence: what is the first kitchen appliance that you need in any kitchen!
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."