New, more efficient models of familiar products emerge every day. How many of these products are due for a complete overhaul? Buse Üstün, a designer from Turkey, has developed a new solution for home cooking. Üstün’s design is a modular stove that doubles as its own storage. It can grill, griddle, and cook with induction, all while taking up minimal space on a countertop and without requiring specialized installation. Üstün has targeted her design at people living in small spaces, in one or two-person households, where kitchen “real estate” is a prime concern. How can other familiar products be altered to still provide the functionality we need, but with far less resources?

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