Fresh cut: our hit list of graduates cooking up a storm

freshest culinary design
For our 2018 Graduate Directory, we scoured kitchens and workshops globally to source the freshest culinary design talent.
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Whether it’s eating or drinking, baking or brewing, chopping or churning, food has been fertile ground for this year’s crop of design graduates. We’ve whipped up a kitchen’s worth of products created by the next generation of designers.

Luis de Sousa, Glasgow School of Art

‘Kitchen O’ open-source portable kitchen

‘Kitchen O’ open-source portable kitchen, by Luis de Sousa

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Described as a ‘small kitchen with a big heart’, ‘Kitchen O’ is designed to bring home comforts and the joys of cooking to those with limited space, particularly in refugee camps. The design is easy to assemble and built with affordable materials.

Paul Louda, eCal

MicroBell’ cylindrical microwave

‘MicroBell’ cylindrical microwave, by Paul Louda

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This innovative cooking device allows for easy 360° access and visibility alongside space efficiency on the worktop. The monochrome design has all the components in the base and operates by cooking food vertically.

Simen J Heinbuch, Oslo and Akershus University College

‘Kitchen’s edge’ knife

‘Kitchen’s edge’ knife, by Simen J Heinbuch

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This minimal knife, crafted from carbon steel, buffalo horn and oak, places emphasis on everyday functionality and traditional design. It comes with a kit that highlights the importance of after-care for the blade, maintaining sharpness and longevity.

Camille Coquelle, eCal

‘Matrioshka’ collection

‘Matrioshka’ collection, by Camille Coquelle

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This set of interchangeable steel filters and glass jugs features various components that allow for the adaptation of the jugs to cater for different drinks, such as a loose-leaf tea infuser, orange squeezer and ice holder.

Marged Owain, Manchester School of Art

Creiriau/artefacts’ collection

‘Creiriau/artefacts’ collection, by Marged Owain

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This collection of wood and glass objects, which includes a butter stamp, hand churner and butter dish, celebrates traditional welsh craftsmanship – in particular, butter making – drawing inspiration from the country’s rich cultural heritage.

Hulda Järeslätt, Lund University

‘Opposites’ kitchen set

‘Opposites’ kitchen set, by Hulda Järeslätt

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This kitchen set demonstrates how two opposites can function together effectively and includes a pestle and mortar of opposing weights, a cutting board with a smooth and rough side, and a citrus press combining the shapes of a sphere and a diamond.

Maria Chifflet, Beckmans College of Design

‘Storm’ candleholder

‘Storm’ candleholder, by Maria Chifflet

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Following the form of a traditional lantern, ‘Storm’ is an elegant yet understated design consisting of a large glass bowl with a flat base, framed by a statement brass handle. The versatility of the design means it can be placed on the floor or hung from a tree.

As originally featured in the January 2018 issue of Wallpaper* (W*226)

Harriet Lloyd-Smith was the Arts Editor of Wallpaper*, responsible for the art pages across digital and print, including profiles, exhibition reviews, and contemporary art collaborations. She started at Wallpaper* in 2017 and has written for leading contemporary art publications, auction houses and arts charities, and lectured on review writing and art journalism. When she’s not writing about art, she’s making her own.