[Image: A set of photographs showing adaptive kitchen equipment in storage and then in use. A person slices and butters bread, opens yoghurt, and grates cheese one-handed by configuring the equipment as-needed to hold items. PS the brand of yoghurt shown is crap.]
“This specialized kitchen equipment is suitable for a variety of impairments including fractures, permanent disabilities or paralysis to one side of the body. Designed for both left-handed and right-handed people, these tools are easily used with one hand, regardless of which is impaired.
All kitchen equipment consists of 7 elements, which help users to prepare food with one hand. Several fixing elements and non-slip rubbers keep the equipment still while in use. The brown pieces identify the moving parts in the system. The top board is used for food preparation and the bottom board is the cutting board. When both boards are working together, they keep the food stable allowing the user to cut with one hand. All kitchen equipment is easily detachable and all elements are washable.”
This is excellent.
This is such a stellar example of how adaptive design can be beautiful, elegant, and streamlined. People act like adaptive design of any kind is automatically hideous and ugly with no aesthetic appeal, and they’re so totally wrong.
(n.b. The designer is Gabriele Meldaikyte and this is a concept, not a product available for sale, as best I can tell. If this is actually in production, someone please let me know!)
As someone who occasionally has issues when it comes to dealing with kitchen utensils, hands issues ranging from stiffness to shuttering without warning, This would be an incredible godsend to my kitchen. Will be first in line when it’s available commercially.