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Concrete Countertop Receptacles

The Zvulun is a Funnel That Accepts Food Scraps While You Cook

— February 14, 2014 — Art & Design
The Zvulun has been designed to account for the fact that bits and pieces of recipe ingredients constantly collect on your kitchen counter as you prepare to cook. While it is not difficult to gather these scraps of herbs, vegetables, bread crumbs and meats, the action may require many repeated movements from one side of the room to the other.

This solution by Galia Tammuz is for a small and accessible garbage bin that can sit conveniently beside your cutting board. The conically sculpted pot is cast in concrete and can be used in conjunction with polypropylene and paper sheets that roll up to form funnels. This makes it easy for you to toss unwanted morsels, skins and peels into the Zvulun intermediate bench top trash bin with your focus kept on the food.
Trend Themes
1. Intermediate Bench Top Trash Bins - Opportunity for creating new and improved versions of this accessory for the kitchen.
2. Polypropylene and Paper Funnels - Developing eco-friendly paper funnels to accompany the trash bins could help promote a greener lifestyle.
3. Concrete Kitchenware - Exploring concrete as a material for kitchenware such as bowls, plates, and utensils.
Industry Implications
1. Home Goods Industry - Opportunity for companies to develop more innovative and efficient kitchen products.
2. Environmental Industry - Developing new eco-friendly products such as compostable trash bags and organic waste management solutions.
3. Construction Industry - Exploring the use of concrete in new, exciting ways, such as for creating unique, sculptural decorative pieces for the home.
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