Swiss furniture manufacturer USM and Seung Jae Lee from Seoul-based PDF HAUS have designed the aerodynamic USM kettle under the brand’s Haller line that highlights and underscores a highly design-conscious construction.
While most of us would likely choose a kettle for its function rather than its design, we can also think about something that goes for the form follows function idea.
Their design uses basic shapes and the replaceable (and colorful) panels that the USM Haller line uses, including the kettle’s color range of blue, orange, red, yellow, and white.
The kettle is characterized by its sleek construction that is angular, elegant, and built with durability in mind to ensure it can handle daily use within the kitchen.
A slider in the base will allow users to customize the heat intensity, while a lever activates the boiling process and a built-in water indicator prevents dry use.
The kettle has shapes like triangles, circles, and rectangles coming together to form a sleekly designed kettle.
The base and the body of the kettle itself are circles while the handle is rectangular.
The spout where the water pours out is where the triangle comes in.
The end product concept seems to be something everyone would like to have in their kitchen.
It’s minimalist but sleek and really embodies the idea of form following function.
This harkens back to mid-century modern aesthetics and speaks to increasing consumer interest in ways to liven up their living spaces.
Project: USM Kettle
Designer: PDF HAUS
Lead Designer: Seung Jae Lee
Manufacturer: USM U. Schärer Söhne AG