Symphony - a self-adjusting cooking area for the future

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Katrine Møgelmose
  • Torben Jørgensen
  • Anne Østergaard
4. term, Industrial Design, Master (Master Programme)
This project took its starting point in a competition about future Miele products focusing on a product for the kitchen. Research on future tendencies has resulted in a direction, where the product offers simple solutions instead of giving the user countless choices to consider while cooking. Furthermore, focus has been to change the experience of domestic appliances in the kitchen and enhance the joy of cooking together.
The final product proposal, Symphony, is a cooking area, where cooker hood and induction hotplate communicate wirelessly, and the cooker hood adjusts to the use of the induction area, so the user does not have to think about adjusting the cooker hood. The front of the cooker hood opens in a wave-like motion depending on how much suction is necessary. The induction area is divided into three heating zones, which each has a fixed temperature, so the interaction with the cooking area are changed, so the user moves the cookware to the desired temperature instead of turning up and down the temperature, which gives the user less choices to do. Finally, the cooking area is extended to make room for pleasurable social cooking.
With Symphony, the user can focus on the fun part of cooking without having to think about adjusting the cooker hood.
Publication date25 May 2016
External collaboratorMiele Danmark
Marketingdirektør Asger Bache Jensen
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