about 2 years ago
Jan Habraken, a Product Designer from New York City was the inventor of this product. He came up with this idea about ten years ago when he wanted to design a household product that solved the problem of portion control. This container with portion control built in allows people to easily measure out only the amount of food that they actually need. While designing this product, he found that he could simplify the whole process if he made the product that measures the food, the storage vessel as well.
The Quirky team felt that Jan's solution was a very clever way of integrating portion control into an item that already stores food. Also, we see potential for this to work for a large array of dry foods. If nice materials are implemented in the final design, the user could even keep this out on their countertop. Everyone loved that no mechanisms are involved in the process, making this an easy product to manufacture.