2D Smart Kitchen – automated cooking
Ermi van Oers from the Netherlands thinks that regular kitchens take a lot of space and challenges the traditional cooking areas with the 2D Smart Kitchen concept.
What interests you most about being a designer?
I am currently in my first year of product design – a subject I am passionate about. For me product design is a world with endless opportunities. I feel it gives the opportunity to make life better, easier, nicer and more enjoyable. It provides scope to introduce new technologies and to try new things. However, what I find truly amazing, is how you can make your ideas become reality, and people happy.
Tell us how you imagine it would feel to experience 2D Smart kitchen in the home?
When you return home from a hard day’s work the last thing you want to do is worry about grocery shopping, what to cook or how you’ll get dinner ready on time. How lovely would it be to come home and not worry about all these things? With the 2D Smart Kitchen from your desk at work, you can select what to cook for dinner from the recipe advisor app and order any missing ingredients. When you come home, all you need to do is add the ingredients to the cooking machines. The 2D Smart Kitchen will then prepare a perfectly cooked meal for you while you relax and spend time with your family.
What was the inspiration behind your idea?
I started by questioning myself about different aspects and frustrations of the kitchen. I realised that kitchens can consumes a lot of space and that we’ve been cooking with pans forever. So, I wanted to challenge myself and convention and to freshen-up the cooking world.
What has it been like to be in the competition?
This competition has been a great experience. Before it I’d never been focused on future thinking concepts. I’ve also benefited a lot from the coaching from the experts, and acquired skills and knowledge about new technologies. The most challenging aspect of the competition has been the visualisation of the idea, because prior to the competition I had never used CAD so in a really short time I learnt how to use program to successfully bring to life my design.
How have your friends and family reacted to your success in the competition so far?
It has been fantastic to receive support and help from my friends and family. Everyone has been so excited about my involvement in the competition. My university even sent an email to all the students to congratulate me and to build further support in the public voting stage, and in the main foyer of my university they’ve been publicising my profile and design on television.