Inspired by ball point pen. The form of the metal spring gives an extra %50 space to user when it is closed.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The design of whisk does not change enough last decades. Therefore this whisk which is foldable, stand alone and can be used as a peeler. When it is closed, gives %50 space. It is easily open just pressing buttons on the top. Also, there is no more space for each tools in the kitchen and so it has another function. There is a rubber peeling part as top of the product and After mixing, user can easily peel the bowl. Also, thank the bottom form of the metal spring, it is stand alone.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Form of the metal spring wire gives a flexible effect to the product and it saves more space in the kitchen. The thickness of the wire and shape are designed for best folding. When it's closed, it's locked by button. When pressed the button, it is easily opened by tension of this wire. There is no another mechanism for this operation.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
6 months. Istanbul Turkey
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Stainless steel for main body, Silicon for head, ABS for plastic parts, and steel for spring. It can be produced today's production techniques.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
271mmX70mm (Open) - 174mmx70 (Closed)
In this project, spring wire is not only using for mixing but also used for folding. Because of the tension of the wire no need another mechanism for this.
The diameter of the body is designed for hand to best fit. The silicon head is made of rubber for easy peeling.
whisk, foldable, kitchenware, peeling,
When the idea came up, the main problem was the whisk part. This part should be foldable. The queastion was; "how could be this?"After that the ball point mechanism is the best solution for this problem and it solved.
Sometimes designer tries to find a way to solve design problem but the detail of the solution walking around his/her. The point is that deseginer has to look around carefully. The detail of ball point completly fit this design problem.
TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Designer: Ayça GÜVEN KOÇER and Designer : Muzaffer KOÇER
Ayça Güven Koçer & Muzaffer Koçer, 2015.