As an advocator of soy drink and slow food movement, HUADOU GmbH has invited YUUE to redesign traditional tools for preparing soy milk and soy food. Besides solving existing problems in terms of hygiene and efficiency, this project also aimed at integrating tradition into modern life. Both objects can be easily stored at home. Being displayed, they make a unique scenery of the past and the now.
▼工具总览，overview © YUUE design studio
▼豆浆石磨和豆腐盒子方便收纳，stone mill and Tofu Box can be easily stored © YUUE design studio
▼石磨现代感的造型，modern look of stone mill © YUUE design studio
▼体积小巧但高效的豆浆石磨，small but efficient stone mill © YUUE design studio
Thanks to modern manufacturing technologies, the traditional stone mill is redesigned to get a modern look. It’s more compact and grinds soybean and other grains more efficiently. The rounded triangular shape of the stone mill gets rid of a protruding outlet and provides a bigger bottom space; The two top surfaces are formed as funnel and slope to prevent blockage caused by soybeans or soy dregs. The grinding surfaces are optimized for finer soy milk and handier operation. The new soy stone mill preserves the traditional features to the maximum extent while improving the user experience and maintaining the balance between contemporary design language and symbolism of tradition.
▼倒锥形和斜面的顶层避免倒流，top surfaces are formed as funnel and slope to prevent blockage © YUUE design studio
▼精巧的豆腐制作工具，delicate tools for making tofu © YUUE design studio
Tofu Box is a set of tools for making tofu, consisting of four nesting components with different functions. With no flood on the worktop, the water pressed from tofu is collected in the big container. The small container functions as a handy and flexible weight if water is added. The markings on the case indicate the relation between water and tofu, while the water amount inside the tofu affects the texture in the mouth. Tofu Box, the entire process of making tofu at home is optimized. In the meantime, more creative uses are always to be unleashed.
▼豆腐盒子包含四个层层嵌套的具有不同功能的部件，box consisting of four nesting components with different functions © YUUE design studio
Client: HUADOU GmbH