Working closely with a range of users, Alloy Total Product Design went back to first principles to design a kettle to make the act of boiling water safer, more convenient, and available to all. Called KettleSense, the product is innovative, but simple: pour cold water into a jug, put the jug in place, allow the machine to remove the cold water and heat it. The user then dispenses the water via a failsafe paddle. There is no need for the user to lift, pour or handle boiling water. It is a product that, according to Alloy, is feasible in terms of technology, inclusive in design, well priced and ‘desirable’.
The visual system created by SomeOne is based on movement patterns of birds gliding on thermal columns, which allow them to travel long distances with ease.
As part of our series on design in 2019, Rosy Greenlees OBE, executive director of the Crafts Council, looks at what will happen in furniture design over the next 12
Etienne Bardelli has created the graphics for a Chevrolet Impala and Volkswagen camper van, which move around the vast country collecting local people’s experiences to be shared online.
As part of our series on design in 2019, Katie Cadwallader, senior designer at Supple Studio, looks at what will happen in packaging design over the next 12 months.