The 212 Kettle stemmed from an interest in the ability to make pour-over coffee away from home. This vessel was designed to pay homage to this ritual in places unforseen, such as the workplace, a nearby park, and on road trips. The kettle’s small pour spout was designed to emulate the pouring of a conventional gooseneck kettle, while keeping a slim profile. Its internal heating element is powered by a lithium-ion battery with a simple one-button interface.
I created and modeled the final design, and I worked with electrical engineer, Brendon Geils, to develop a proof-of-concept prototype to heat water with a battery.