working on a research and design project for toshiba, international studio lagranja was tasked to reassess the roles of industrial products within the constantly shrinking size of residences around the world. looking at areas in overcrowded cities like hong kong, tokyo, singapore and more; the team created a concept that revolves around the question, ‘what happens when small appliances are turned off?’

lagranja design tablewares toshiba
complete set and components



lagranja came to realize that storing appliances was quickly becoming impossible. smaller kitchens equate to less space, and with boundaries between rooms becoming ambiguous areas that were previously allocated are non-existent. so why not integrate them into the living environment?

lagranja design develops versatile tablewares for toshiba
wireless induction dock



there’s no reason why items typically relegated to the kitchen counter top or cabinets couldn’t flow elegantly into the domestic landscape. recognizing this led to the creation of a small appliance consisting of a kettle and pot made of ceramic, as well as a wireless induction dock. both pieces are completed with a lid and a handle made of wood. versatile and minimal, the table wares exceed mere functionalism and are equally comfortable in the kitchen or on the coffee table. 

lagranja design develops versatile tablewares for toshiba
pot detail 

lagranja design tablewares toshiba
wooden handles complete both units 

sketches and process

lagranja design tablewares toshiba
induction dock concept sketch 

material explorations  

lagranja design tablewares toshiba
size and proportion experimentation


lagranja design tablewares toshiba
fabrication process



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edited by: nick brink | designboom