The rotary kettle is designed by Adrian Lim, design student at Swinburne University of Technology and caters to people with impaired hand strength and control, struggling to operate regular tea kettles that normally require the pick-up and pour method of operation. The kettle was designed specifically through the Universal Design guidelines to reduce the effort needed during its operation, requiring only a simple rotation of the kettle body to pour boiled water. Not only people with hand injuries, osteoarthritis or Carpel Tunnel Syndrome will find the rotary kettle very useful, but its design and features may certainly attract attention from the mainstream consumer.
You have to only grip the handle and rotate the kettle in its base to pour a cup of tea. The rotary kettle elegant aesthetics also play an important role in its usability. Its hourglass body helps cement the kettle into its position where the flanging out of the base maximizes control over surface areas. At the top, the kettle body can be rotated backwards and forwards without it being destabilized, as the center of gravity is built into the kettle cradling recess, while at the bottom, the surface is gripped firmly with a weighted base plate, and rubberized stoppers. The colour scheme also plays an important role in making the method of operation intuitive and easy to understand, offering vivid and eye-catching contrasts that make important features readily identified.
Main features and benefits of the rotary kettle,
– contoured, textured handle grip provides added control when distributing boiled water
– safety pour mechanism only allows water out when the button release in the handle is activated
– elongated spout with a lip groove improves water flow
– spring system brings the kettle upright to its resting position once you disengage
– 1.2 litre stainless steel body
– heat-resistant, flame-retardant polymer base and handle