Bio Lab Kitchen Uses Biological Cycle for Preparing, Cooking, and Recycling Food

BIO LAB KITCHEN design is inspired from the idea of creating sustainable product by manipulating the biological system. It uses special bacteria that ferment the food waste composts to create water and energy source. Sustainable Agriculture and Food Waste research topic is one of grand challenge Initiatives of the Coventry University (Coventry University, 2014). The roots of the problem come from the domestic and hospitality sector. Initial idea was to find out the solution to avoid food waste problem in hospitality sector, especially in restaurants by design.

In Coventry University, Industrial Product Design MSc Course designer Selin Koşağan and leading tutor Clive Hilton started their design journey for creating a sustainable kitchen to avoid the wastefulness and reduce the food waste impact on environment.

It was discovered that food waste generation in food preparation stage (pre-consumer waste) has potential reduce by producing bio-electricity. By the results of the research, it is possible to produce bio electricity out of the peelings from vegetables and meat products. Special nano-bacteria can generate fermentation from food waste compost to create bio chemical reaction which can be transformed into bio electricity. At the end of the recycling process electricity and nutritious water come out as a result.

Designer : Selin Koşağan

BIO-LAB Kitchen by Selin Koşağan

BIO-LAB Kitchen by Selin Koşağan

BIO LAB Kitchen is designed by user experience and aesthetic concerns to generate a whole biological cycle for preparing, cooking and recycling a system for open kitchen restaurants. It is a sustainable kitchen which produces electricity from food waste. It was designed to place in open restaurants kitchen. It consists from 2 sided surfaces for chopping, preparing the food and two fermentation units, one cooker, one herb garden, one lighting. This system was designed all in one to present the journey of the food from preparing till the recycling.

In terms of its functioning process, in Bio-Lab Kitchen food waste goes through the stages of composting, anaerobic digestion, VFA converter and goes out as; water and electricity. Electricity uses in the kitchen lighting system and water, after it is filtered, uses in the N.F.T herb growing system.

BIO-LAB Kitchen by Selin Koşağan

BIO-LAB Kitchen by Selin Koşağan

Bio-Lab Kitchen has user friendly design for chefs by creating efficient working environment and allowing them to interact with each other. Moreover, chefs can be easily get rid of the peelings or other food wastes during the cooking process.

It is ideal to place in the open kitchen restaurants in that way customers can enjoy the watching, cooking and recycling processes. Customers can see chef while recycling process continues on the top part of the design cooking process can watch at the same time under it. Thus, chefs can be observed by the time of using fresh herbs from the little garden in the middle. All the results and the process were designed in an obvious way to provide transparency for the clients.

BIO-LAB Kitchen by Selin Koşağan

BIO-LAB Kitchen by Selin Koşağan

BIO-LAB Kitchen by Selin Koşağan

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Modern Palm Valley Buggy to Explore Spectacular Australia’s Outback

Australia’s outback areas are unpaved and uncharted areas, they are accessible by Australian aboriginals in their traditional Walkabouts. Palm Valley Buggy has been designed to provide you a reliable vehicle when you exploring these areas, it is far more effective compared to riding a standard vehicle.

Inspired by Australian lizard, the design features modern buggy design with flexible body, thus giving much of suspension. Each wheel is equipped with electric motor while the battery blends perfectly with the body. All seats are hung from the main frame so that they can be brought up and down or tilt depending on the environment. The arm structure that connects the wheel can flex, extend, and tilt, this gives lots of possibilities to the vehicle.

Designers : Mehdi Alamdari and Ali Doostdar

Palm Valley Buggy by Mehdi Alamdari and Ali Doostdar

Palm Valley Buggy by Mehdi Alamdari and Ali Doostdar

Palm Valley Buggy by Mehdi Alamdari and Ali Doostdar

Palm Valley Buggy by Mehdi Alamdari and Ali Doostdar




Ark Rocker : Modern Rocking Chair Design Fits in Contemporary Lifestyles

Remember the good ol’ rocking chair? Ark Rocker is trying to re-live that good ol’ days through its modern design. It’s a rocking chair that combines traditional craft techniques with digital fabrication technology to create a heirloom object that fits beautifully in contemporary lifestyles. The name Ark came from biblical tale, representing gentle rocking motion of the sea that can take you to another place when you relaxing on this chair at the end of a long day.

Each part of this chair was made using digital fabrication equipment and computer software, it’s a modern interpretation of our classic rocking chair. The designer still wanted to incorporate sensual contours that can only be created by hand just like those you can find in traditional hand-made rocking chairs. That’s why the main human contact points: seats and back of the chair were sculpted by hand small, digitized with 3D capturing technology, fabricated full size, resculpted, and redigitized. Thanks to current technology, computer modeling allows for smooth transition from organic contours on the top surfaces to geometric pockets machined on the underside that interface with legs. In the end, this chair is finished by hand, mixing hand craft techniques with the power and speed of digital fabrication.

Designer : Xander Bremer

Ark Rocker by Xander Bremer

Ark Rocker by Xander Bremer

Ark Rocker by Xander Bremer

Ark Rocker by Xander Bremer

Ark Rocker by Xander Bremer

Ark Rocker by Xander Bremer

Ark Rocker by Xander Bremer






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