Friday, June 12, 2009

Specialized Kitchen-Dining For The Physically Challenged






Coox is a specialized kitchen plus dining area meant for those who use wheelchairs; however able-bodied people can use it comfortably as well. Sporting a circular form, the table is divided into two areas, the cooking and the dining. The cooking side hosts a fridge, microwave oven, induction cooker, armature, dish rack and drawers. A wheelchair-bound person’s basic anthropometric measurements have been taken into consideration while designing it.

Special care has been taken while designing the specifics. For example, the tap can be maneuvered to different positions for washing dishes or hands; the oven turns a 180 degrees for easy access; the induction cooker slides across the surface up to 120 degrees. The fridge uses a pneumatic system and an electric motor for operations.

Over-all a comfy looking compact design, however till someone doesn’t use this kind of a setup its tough to say how efficient it will be. Its practicality cannot be assessed on paper.

Designer: Fatih Can Sarioz

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