Dining in 2015 was a competition held by Design Boom and Macef, Milano. The theme was to design kitchenware, tableware and dining utensils the designers could envision people using in 2015.
The shortlist of the competition is now out and one of my favorite pieces was â€œFragileâ€, designed by Mey Kahn and Boaz Kahn from Israel.
The ceramic salt and pepper shaker comes in one piece and by braking it you make it useful.
Implications - The act of breaking the salt and pepper shakers of 2015 gives it a unique and customized feel; no two sets will be exactly the same. Plus, it is fun to break stuff.
1. Customized Tableware - The Fragile salt and pepper shaker design showcases a trend towards customized dining utensils that offer a unique and personalized experience.
2. Interactive Kitchenware - The competition highlights the trend of interactive kitchenware, such as the Fragile shaker that requires breaking to activate, adding an element of fun and engagement to the dining experience.
3. Sustainable Design - The Fragile salt and pepper shaker represents a growing trend in sustainable design, as it encourages the reuse of broken ceramics, reducing waste and promoting a circular economy.
1. Housewares - The Fragile salt and pepper shaker innovation presents an opportunity for the housewares industry to capitalize on the demand for unique and interactive kitchenware.
2. Ceramics - The design of the Fragile shaker showcases a disruptive innovation opportunity for the ceramics industry by exploring new ways of creating functional and customizable ceramic products.
3. Sustainable Products - The Fragile salt and pepper shaker aligns with the growing consumer demand for sustainable products, creating an opportunity for the sustainability-focused industry to develop innovative and eco-friendly kitchenware designs.