Designer Kulkarni was inspired by her Indian heritage, where meal time is considered an important part of family bonding. Ordering take-out food minimizes the time spent together, but many find it challenging to have a hot feast ready with tight schedules. The box comes equipped with a number of vessels, compartments and utensils that make this one clever meal on-the-go. A built-in heating apparatus makes warming pre-prepared dinners easy and hassle-free. The device also unfolds into a kneeling-style table, complete with cushions and a communal eating space.
Although the concept has been created with traditional Indian cuisine in mind, the Amrita Kulkarni Dine In concept could translate to a number of other cultural fares.