Friday, July 11, 2003

Zyliss Gadgets:Equipment

Last night I went to a very interesting lecture by an industrial designer from IDEO. He showed the work they had done for Zyliss, making kitchen gadgets "good, clean and fun". The insights about how people use kitchen gadgets--that they are like an extension of themselves, that they have to be uncomplicated to use and that you forget about what they look like the minute you start to use them, was very interesting. The designs looked terrific too. The new products have not been released yet, but I imagine they will be soon. On the way home Lee and I spotted Francis Ford Coppola sitting at a table in front of his restaurant--Niebaum-Coppola.