Tilt Kettle by Andy Walton

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Tilt

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Kettle

INSPIRATION:
Current kettle pouring aids are unsightly and are an additional product to be used in conjunction with standard kettles, some of which are not always compatible. These products often do not take into account the whole process of kettle use, such as filling. Tilt makes the whole process of kettle use easy and simple for those who struggle with this everyday task whilst also being a desirable product.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Tilt is an inclusive kettle to aid pouring and filling. Tilt’s unique hinge design aids the user in pouring the kettle, whilst the cup filling system reduces weight carried during filling.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Tilt’s unique hinge design aids the user in pouring the kettle, whilst the cup filling system reduces weight carried during filling. By moving a pivot point high up the product this reduces the amount of weight required to be lifted by the user. Those that struggle lifting and heavy weights not only struggle to pour kettles but fill them. Tilt's cup filling system allows the user to fill the kettle one cup at a time, reducing the weight carried from sink to kettle.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This project was undertaken over a 3 month period from December 2016 to February 2017.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Home Appliances Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The aim of project was to create a product that would support users in the pouring of water, but not look a bulky, cumbersome product for the disabled. Prototypes and mockups were created to test supportive pouring mechanisms, which led to the final design. The final design will be made mainly via injection moulded components.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The overall dimensions of the product are 200mm x 200mm x 400mm. The kettle will hold up to 1.5l of water, which is similar to other competitor kettles.

TAGS:
Kettle, Disability, Inclusive, kitchen, appliance, mobility

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
In the UK There are over 11 million people with a limiting long term illness, impairment or disability. With the most commonly-reported impairments are those that affect mobility, lifting or carrying. The aim was to create a product which solved this problem associated with kettle usage. A range of prototypes and mockups were created to test the pouring mechanism concept and general product interactions. Final visuals were then created, which included unique features such a a touch sensitive button and wrap around light power indicator.

CHALLENGE:
The most difficult part the project was to create a supportive pouring mechanism, which was 'hidden' from view. The design needed to look sleek and desirable, especially when not in use. Creating this hidden hinge mechanism, which was both functional and aesthetically pleasing was the most difficult part.

ADDED DATE:
2017-02-16 19:51:31

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #1 all credit Andy Walton
Image #2 all credit Andy Walton
Image #3 all credit Andy Walton
Image #4 all credit Andy Walton
Image #5 all credit Andy Walton

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Copyrights belong to Walton, 2017

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
AW Product Design

PROFILE:
A UK based designer, specialising in industrial and product design, Andy is passionate about creative ideas, innovation and excellent service. Experienced in idea creation, product development and taking ideas through to manufacture in a range of production methods and within many different sectors. AW Product Design focuses on quality and creativity whilst also understanding the commercial needs of clients.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Tilt Kettle by Andy Walton is a Nominee in Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Tilt Kettle by Andy Walton is Winner in Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Category, 2016 - 2017.



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