Industrial Design Project:
4 weeks long
How might we improve the design of certain kitchen utensils so that they perform better and faster?
We were not given a problem for this project, only the parameter that the final product had to be a utensil for preparing or eating food.
I wanted to take a really creative approach to finding design opportunities, so I went out and picked the most unfamiliar fruit for me to dissect and analyse: the coconut.
After a long investigation, many models and sketches, I came up with the Zester.
The handle is large and comfortable to accommodate users over long periods of time.
A very small hinge enables the concave half of the head to swing open and release the content of the head.
In manufacturing, the entire head would be cast together, with a living hinge as the mechanism.
Anyone who enjoys cooking can have this versatile utensil in their kitchen. It could even be used in a professional setting thanks to the Zester's time-saving qualities.
Dual-curved head for scraping concave and convex shaped fruit
The head can zest and scrape anything from a lemon to a fresh coconut or cantaloupe.