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Folks Kitchenware for the blind by Kevin Chiam

Folks: Kitchenware Designed for the Blind

Close your eyes for a second and try chopping onions. You can think of yourself to be a hero assuming you’ll do it with ease. Forget chopping onions, you won’t be able to locate your water bottle when blindfolded. Personally, cooking is a huge challenge for me and I can imagine the pain blind people go through every day.

To address the problem, Singaporean designer Kevin Chiam has designed a series of kitchen tools called ‘Folks’ to assist and empower them with kitchen chores. These kitchen tools leverage natural and sensory feedback to help them prepare food safely.

From the collection, the knife has a retractable guard that guides the fingers to cut smoothly. Moreover, the guard can also be removed and cleaned thoroughly.

Chopping board is another item from the series that is paired with a side to prevent any sort of spillage. It can be attached to any side of the board.

Teaspoon with a buoy floats when liquid is poured into the vessel. It becomes a reference point for the blind of impending liquid contact, lowering the risks of scalds or burns.

Also Read: Designer Makes Cooking Tools For Visually Impaired

The other two tools in the collection are stove rings that allow the visually impaired to reckon burner boundaries and a lid with steam outlets to prevent scalds.

The idea behind designing the Folks collection is to transform the kitchen into an environment where the sense of touch is as important as the sense of sight.

Folks Kitchenware for the blind by Kevin Chiam

Image: Kevin Chiam

Folks Kitchenware for the blind by Kevin Chiam

Image: Kevin Chiam

Folks Kitchenware for the blind by Kevin Chiam

Image: Kevin Chiam

Folks Kitchenware for the blind by Kevin Chiam

Image: Kevin Chiam

Folks Kitchenware Collection

Image: Kevin Chiam

Folks Kitchenware for the blind by Kevin Chiam

Image: Kevin Chiam

Folks Kitchenware Collection

Image: Kevin Chiam

Folks Kitchenware for the blind by Kevin Chiam

Image: Kevin Chiam

Folks Kitchenware for the blind by Kevin Chiam

Image: Kevin Chiam

Folks Kitchenware Collection

Image: Kevin Chiam

Folks Kitchenware Collection

Image: Kevin Chiam

Folks Kitchenware for the blind by Kevin Chiam

Image: Kevin Chiam

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