THE SWISS ARMY KNIFE OF KITCHEN accessories
In partnership with the largest cabinetry manufacturer in China, Oppein. This project garners an ambitious vision and design brief through the product appropriately named, Plateau or 高原, a modular kitchen accessory system designed for the Chinese market.
Plateau is designed to perfectly match the Chinese kitchen lifestyle, it is not uncommon for a kitchen to become cluttered with items and thus disorganised. Especially with items that are used or needed the most, one such solution is to keep them all on the countertop but this creates an unsightly mess, Plateau solves this by integrating the already existing culture with a more streamline solution.
Instead of designing several individual accessories that the kitchen would otherwise require, plateau creates an all encompassing, all in one solution for the users needs. Everything from general storage to dish racks. Providing ease of access to items that are used the most.
As an all in one solution, the product gives the user the ability to pick and choose from multiple accessories for which they may require to fit in one housing also with the possibility of moving the accessories around to suit the user. Although the proposed design has a set of accessories already. The possibility for adaption of further accessory designs are endless.
The design and manufacturing of Plateau allows itself to fit and adapt to any kitchen, wether it be behind a counter or embedded in an island.
Manufacturable up to five meters, the product can be tailored fit to suit any kitchen, for whatever requirements the user may need or choose.
This project was completed at the Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. In partnership with Oppein 欧派.
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