At the root of every beautiful design is an artist who knows a little bit about camouflage. When I look at gadgets like this stunning Kalura hot plate, I'm reminded that, no matter how simple its intended use, every contraption deserves to be pretty.
The electric hot plate was designed by Meda Alberto with help from Gozzi Alberto. Meda, who studied mechanical engineering at Milan Polytechnic in the 1960s, began studying new materials in more recent decades as a way to apply his knowledge of polyurethane resins. He's won two Compasso d'Oro awards, prestigious industrial design honors … Read more