Project Description

The act of cooking and preparing food brings with it many subtleties and nuances; From finding the perfect way to pepper a salad to the ultimate technique in which to scramble eggs – a long debated issue between many cooks. This mass of personal preferences combined with the countless tools and gadgets that fill the homeowners kitchen makes for an excellent testing ground for personalization and modification.


Birch plywood, modified sink plunger, extension springs, flat head bolts, threaded pipe
connectors, plastic pipe. (note: this project is in the first stages of prototyping; food grade
yolk contact surfaces are a necessary development.)


Design research, sketching, design development, production

Project Collaborators

JJ Mah, Dennon V., Logan Mohr

Design Persona

Working in the theoretical grounds of design fiction, we envision a future scenario where a character has the agency to freely create anything that they will. This project is a reflection of that vision, and an example of what may be the future of making; of uninhibited, whimsical design.

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A great deal of testing was involved in this process. Finding the right materials which would give us the function needed to separate the yolk.