What if designers worked in kitchens?

Auxiliary tools is a set of tools created for chefs which were created by insights gained as a designer in residence in an industrial kitchen. The tools explore the viability of using digital manufacturing techniques to create bespoke tools for chefs, 

Objects

The objects created were created by insights gathered from shadowing a chef. The tools which include a vegetable lathe, an aerator, an egg spinner, a potato lathe and a surface spinner. The objects are formed by soft tooling methods including metal forming and include 3D printed parts

Process

Exploring the possibilties of 3D printing in context is at the heart of the project. The parts were tested for strength as longevity and are adapted for efficient 3D printing

Images show the hand tool at early prototype tools and in assembly.
Early motor experiment . Agile prototype

Early motor experiment . Agile prototype

Home experiments with vegetable lathe and surface spinner. A cordless screwdriver and dremel drill provide power to the units

Home experiments with vegetable lathe and surface spinner. A cordless screwdriver and dremel drill provide power to the units