NORMANDY, France — Nestled between modernity, elegance and tradition, Alain Gilles’ innovative French kitchen series for Evolution, a brand created by architect Vincent le Guern, is composed of only four essentials: a carafe, cutting board, tart stand and cooking thermometer.
Above image courtesy of Evolution.
Through sensual, graphic shapes, Evolution creates products with innovative functionalities that echo our daily life with timeless style.
Gilles’ Hot Stuff! reimagined cooking thermometer commands attention. Equipped with a simplified, elegant dial, and an external graphic display, nobody puts Hot Stuff! in a corner drawer.
The All On Aboard! cutting board integrates a gliding tray which slides along the wooden board to catch debris and liquid. Additionally, the smart tray can be used as a funnel or pan to easily guide chopped, diced and sliced ingredients to their intended destination for some “board to pan action,” as Evolution states.
From its refined presentation to its multi-functionality, Gilles’ Madame is Served! tart server is as fresh (this is not your grandmother’s cake stand) as it is versatile. Composed of interchangeable parts, the server’s smart design allows the base to be turned in a bowl that fastens to the top of the plate for use to house delicious cake sauces and creamy custards. The ceramic plate even features small indentations to help cutting and serving equal portions.
The Undercover Carafe!, while still a classic, features a strong juxtaposition of two finishes allowing for easy grip and a wide funnel-shaped opening ensures easy pouring. Designboom states that Giles’ innovative use of texture and design ensures this classic carries a modern interpretation.
Its neck, which is emphasized, becomes the handle. The fine balance between the modernized conventional design and a funnel-shaped neck for ease of handling creates a dialogue between the materials and the different periods.
The tart server, carafe and cooking thermometer have been edited by Evolution in a copper-finish in collaboration with historic french brand Mauviel 1830.
Evolution debuted earlier this year at the MAISON&OBJET design show (Paris, France January 20 – 24, 2017), at which it earned the Les découvertes M&O award for its copper collaboration with Mauviel 1830 – a distinction awarded to the most impressive new products of the show. Evolution also made an appearance at the Ambiente design show (Frankfurt, Germany February 10-14, 2017).
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