Gorgeous New Kitchen Appliances with a Handle on Technology

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May 7, 2014
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  Thingk Designs: The GKILO Scale and CLOGK
These two devices from the new Thingk design collective—GKILO, a scale and clock with a subtle LED display that switches functions when flipped, and GLOGK, a wooden object that flips between clock and timer when touched—are a vision of what the kitchen may look like in the Internet of Things era. They're both available on indiegogo.
Photo courtesy of Thingk
    Thingk Designs: The GKILO Scale and CLOGK

    These two devices from the new Thingk design collective—GKILO, a scale and clock with a subtle LED display that switches functions when flipped, and GLOGK, a wooden object that flips between clock and timer when touched—are a vision of what the kitchen may look like in the Internet of Things era. They're both available on indiegogo.

    Photo courtesy of Thingk

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  The GKILO Scale
Thingk team leader Stefano Marangoni believes new technological advances will change how products are designed: “We feel good design is fundamental for the Internet of Things. Electronic devices will be more and more pervasive in our life. They will be everywhere. A designer needs to know something about electronics and software, and vice versa, because everything is merging.”
Photo courtesy of Thingk
    The GKILO Scale

    Thingk team leader Stefano Marangoni believes new technological advances will change how products are designed: “We feel good design is fundamental for the Internet of Things. Electronic devices will be more and more pervasive in our life. They will be everywhere. A designer needs to know something about electronics and software, and vice versa, because everything is merging.”

    Photo courtesy of Thingk

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  The GKILO Scale
According to Marangoni, the design process involved a different type of problem solving: “We involved our network—designers and geeks, but also common people—from the beginning to understand their needs and to collect suggestions on the best user interface. We were inspired by the concept of Animism, so we tried to create devices that seem natural and totally unanimated and only when you touch them, they switch on, showing their functionality.”
Photo courtesy of Thingk
    The GKILO Scale

    According to Marangoni, the design process involved a different type of problem solving: “We involved our network—designers and geeks, but also common people—from the beginning to understand their needs and to collect suggestions on the best user interface. We were inspired by the concept of Animism, so we tried to create devices that seem natural and totally unanimated and only when you touch them, they switch on, showing their functionality.”

    Photo courtesy of Thingk

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  The CLOGK
Marangoni says the tech-savvy team is already looking at what’s next: “We are working on a mirror that provides useful information and a pillow that detects when you are asleep and switches on and off electronic devices and lights, and also monitors your sleep/wake cycles.”
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    The CLOGK

    Marangoni says the tech-savvy team is already looking at what’s next: “We are working on a mirror that provides useful information and a pillow that detects when you are asleep and switches on and off electronic devices and lights, and also monitors your sleep/wake cycles.”

    Photo courtesy of Thingk

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  The CLOGK
Marangoni says we’re at a moment when the internet’s influence will truly be felt in the physical world. “We have to think that we are the smartest and the more social animal species and we cannot accept interacting with objects that are not smart and not 'social,' or connected to each other.“
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    The CLOGK

    Marangoni says we’re at a moment when the internet’s influence will truly be felt in the physical world. “We have to think that we are the smartest and the more social animal species and we cannot accept interacting with objects that are not smart and not 'social,' or connected to each other.“

    Photo courtesy of Thingk

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