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Floating Fowl Ladels

OTOTO Design's 'Swanky' Ladle Floats on Soups and Stews

— November 16, 2016 — Art & Design
There's little that's more viscerally frustrating than a ladle slipping into a pot of soup, so OTOTO Design's Swanky ladle makes the issue an impossibility. The Swanky ladle uses a unique, S-shaped design to stay floating on the top of liquids without tipping over.

OTOTO Design's ladle takes its name from both its shape and its subtle additional design quirk. Swanky's neck and hook look like a swan, hence the pun. Beyond that avian inspiration, the ladle is full of functionality. As mentioned, Swanky floats on the top of soups and stews, but the ladle is also balanced so that it will stay upright on flat surfaces. This helps it to save space on cluttered countertops.

Swanky comes in three colours: black, white and pink. It stands at 27.5 centimeters tall, and its scoop measures 9.5 centimeters across.
Trend Themes
1. Floating Ladles - Using unique S-shaped designs, ladles that float on top of liquids without tipping over provide a disruptive innovation opportunity for kitchen utensil manufacturers.
2. Functional Kitchen Utensils - The combination of style and functionality in the Swanky ladle presents a disruptive innovation opportunity for designers and manufacturers of kitchen utensils.
3. Space-saving Solutions - The balanced design of Swanky ladles that stay upright on flat surfaces provides a disruptive innovation opportunity for companies that specialize in kitchen storage solutions.
Industry Implications
1. Kitchen Utensils - The Swanky ladle's unique floating design creates a disruptive innovation opportunity for the kitchen utensil industry.
2. Kitchen Appliance - The Swanky ladle's functionality and space-saving features offer a disruptive innovation opportunity for kitchen appliance manufacturers.
3. Home Organization - The balanced design of Swanky ladles that stay upright on flat surfaces presents a disruptive innovation opportunity for companies specializing in home organization products.
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