Tulèr by Tipic and Offmat
The Tulèr is the first kitchen top that can cook, weigh and wash, as well as charging your phone.
Tulèr is the world’s first responsive kitchen, a synthesis of the research developed by Tipic Design Studio and Offmat, the research lab that Tipic designed for Marmo Arredo. “Marmo Arredo is a very healthy and vital company that is focused on marble and quartz production”, explains Tommaso Corà, but the co-developed kitchen represents a foremost project in the field of integration between furniture, material, and user experience. Corà, CEO of Tipic, goes on:
“The countertop weighs, cooks, or washes, thanks to the presence of weight sensors, gesture controls, and touch surfaces. There’s no screen interface. The surface is designed to let users have an intuitive experience, making everyday actions easy. With a gesture of the hand it is possible, without any physical contact, to turn a counter area into a sink or to adjust the water jet — think of when you are cooking and you have wet or mucky hands.”
The weight-sensitive countertop works through a light signal but can also share data to other devices via bluetooth. It’s possible to cook directly on the surface, thanks to the development of an integrated induction system. It recharges the phone, too, as the top contains a wireless charger. Corà emphasises:
“Our work on materials and technologies is applied at Offmat as a path to interactivity through gestures, inspired by typical Italian gestural habits. We are witnessing a new leap in the integration of technology in daily life. The migration of automation technologies from the industrial world is now being brought into everyday objects and habits.”
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