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RHO / Toaster


Introducing the Rho! A toaster that not only toasts but fries, cooks and heats, but also allows you to explore your culinary creativity. With the Rho! You can cook a variety of foods and not be limited to a specific shape or form.
The secret to this is the construction of the Rho! By using a flexible mat that is pre-creased, and embedded with the resistive heating panels.
Alternate technology to withstand the bending and folding was required, so we settled on Carbo E-Therm, a spray-able resistance coating that heated when a current is passed through it.
The interface dial is minimal in operation with maximum functionality.


National Institute of Design

National Institute of Design
Ahmedabad, India

Sahil Thappa,
National Institute of Design

Jason Mariadas,
National Institute of Design

Aravind S,
National Institute of Design

Anne Wegener,
HTW Berlin: Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft