The future of kettles
Ringi (it is "pour" in māori) is a concept for an electric kettle. It utilizes a system of batteries, sensors and heaters to provide perfectly heated water while pouring. The system allows for cold water to be accurately heated to a specified temperature in the time it takes to pour a cup. The model was made as a school project during my time in Iowa. Double click any photo for more info.
Since this was part of a model making course one of the first things I did was some sketching.
The first sketches I made were simple form explorations
I then moved onto making form tests in CAD. I made different bodies, handles and spouts so I could later combine them and try all combinations.
From the first CAD models I made cardboard cutouts to get a better feel of the shape and combinations.
Finally I made a few renders of my favorite combinations