2017 / Home Interior Products / Kitchen Accessories/Tabletop / Professional

Zyliss Mandoline

  • Prizes
    Bronze in Home Interior Products/Kitchen Accessories/Tabletop
  • Company
    Sanders Design Associates Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Lead Designer
    Matthew Blofeld
  • Design Team
    Julian Sanders
  • Client
    Dkb Household Uk Ltd
  • Project Link

With consumers and retailers alike requiring innovation to
make food preparation both quicker and more convenient,
products in the slicing and grating categories have always
been in high demand.

This Spring, sees the introduction of the new Zyliss Multi-Prep
Mandoline. It follows a period of intensive research into how
consumers process slicing and grating tasks in the home.

This is Zyliss’ safest and most advanced Mandoline to date.
This completely self contained, multi-function product
incorporates a number of enhanced safety features, including
‘push-button’ activated pop-up julienne blades, easy clean
sliding plates, safety lock and patented SmoothGlide™ food
holder. The latter is fixed to the body via a sliding guide rail,
which delivers a smooth controlled cutting action for a variety
of food types and ensures that hands are kept well away from
the cutting surfaces. It also features a built-in ‘feed tube’ for
longer foods such as carrots and cucumbers.

Sanders Design was selected to undertake this project based
on their extensive experience in the ‘housewares’ field. The
project began by firstly evaluating the very best products on
the market, and reviewing consumer feedback with the aim of
establishing a list of “must have” features for the new product.

The outcome of this exercise was a design brief that set
Sanders a challenging specification of features and
requirements with the focus on creating a “Best in Class”
product.

What followed was a twelve-month design and development
programme that began with Sanders creating working
prototypes and test models to evaluate the effectiveness of all
required features and functional elements in context, and then
establishing the optimum space envelope for the product.
Multiple prototyping and development stages were
undertaken, followed by the development of the aesthetics and
finally the creation of a comprehensive package of CAD data
for export to manufacture.

Photo Credit: Sanders Design Associates Ltd