Recently, students from the Masters of Interior Architecture & Retail Design (MIARD) Programme of The Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, developed the ‘ALTERED APPLIANCES’ project which investigates how low-tech appliances can be repurposed into alternative design tools for new experiences in the kitchen. Following their research on how kitchen-oriented appliances have historically been used, the students looked at how these same appliances can be used within different parameters. The resulting eye catching projects were presented through a “live demonstration” at Ventura Lambrate during Milan Design Week 2013.

Flip Food: Lunchbox, Ilias Markolefas and Nathalia Martinez Saavedra. Image courtesy of MIARD, Piet Zwart Institute.