alain gilles launches 'evolution' kitchen tools with graphic shapes

alain gilles launches 'evolution' kitchen tools with graphic shapes

based in normandy, ‘evolution’ is a new french kitchen tools brand created by vincent le guern and designed by alain gilles. launched at maison et objet fall 2017 in paris — and first previewed at M&O spring 2017 — the collection comprises four innovative, vigorous and comfortable products. the set includes a tart server and display stand, a carafe, a cooking thermometer and a cutting board that not only fulfill their function but harmonize the kitchen with their design. the four products are based on the rich french and european culinary tradition, making it a perfect addition for anyone who enjoys cooking.

the set is comprised of a carafe, cutting board, tart stand and cooking thermometer



‘evolution’ showcases sensual and graphic shapes while proposing extra functions to each object, following the development and rhythm of our contemporary lives. the material selection, as well as their clean lines, ensures the ‘evolution’ collection has been designed to last in time. previewed at maison&objet spring 2017, and launched at its fall 2017 edition, a special collection has been edited in collaboration with historic french brand mauviel 1830, giving it a copper finish.

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all on board! – smart cutting board with a built-in scoop



cutting boards are an essential part of every kitchen and of any cooking routine but sometimes they don’t have enough space and the liquids can be spilled, making the process a bit messy. by taking this into consideration, the ‘all on board’ cutting board includes a built-in scoop, which can be slid along the chopping board, and handled as a separate unit. it can operate as a funnel or a juice collector. its sides allow to easily guide the food into pots through its easy way to handle. although it seems very simple and familiar, ‘all on board’ hides its technical secrets while fully revealing its differences.

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materials: PP, TPE, wood

alain gilles evolution kitchen tools designboom
dimensions: 46 x 25.5 x 3.7 cm  (l x w x  h) / 18.1 x 10 x 1.5 inches

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hot stuff! – cooking thermometer



‘hot stuff’ is a cooking thermometer, that echoes the archetype of its very kind while adding a contemporary air to any kitchen and meal. it has an external graphic display that is intended to be set beforehand, so it’s easy to tell when the internal indicator reaches the desired temperature. it is fitted with a simplified, elegant dial and additional design variations.

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materials: silicone, bas, glass, metal
dimensions: 7.5 x 17 cm (d x h) / 3 x 6.7 inches

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undercover carafe! – carafe



the ‘undercover carafe’ has been enhanced thanks to the application of a second skin in a very graphic manner. it’s neck, which is emphasized, becomes the handle. the fine balanced between the modernized conventional design and a funnel-shaped neck for ease of handling creates a dialogue between the materials and the different periods.

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materials: glass, soft touch abs
dimensions: 10 x 34 cm (d x h) / 3.9 x 13.4 inches

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madame is served – tart server and display stand



‘madame is served’ is a tart server and display stand that allows for a variety of presentations by treating the base and the plate of the tart server as two separate elements. by reversing the base, it turns into a bowl that can be used to serve the sauces that sometimes accompany the cake. the plate is conceived in such a way that it helps cut and serve equal portions of tart thanks to a small encrusted marquee.

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materials: soft touch abs, san, ceramic, silicone, magnet

alain gilles evolution kitchen tools designboom
dimensions: 32 x 30 (d x h) cm / 12.6 x 11.8 inches

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three products of the range have been edited by evolution in a copper-finish in collaboration with historic french brand mauviel 1830


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