Dyslexia and Dyspraxia affect one in ten people worldwide. Those with these conditions are tired of products that don’t work for them or stigmatise them. The ‘Dyspraxie’ and ‘Dyslexie’ cooking tools have been designed to give them confidence in the kitchen in an attractive, inclusive and desirable way. They aim to solve three of the key issues associated with the conditions: spilling, gripping and organisation.
The ‘Bowl Bases’ prevent spilling, with a wide base and ridges to aid stability and angle a mixing bowl securely. Made of silicone, they promote better grip, flexibility and durability. The marble effect brings an attractive sense of ‘design’ to the bases, which anybody would want in their home.
The ‘Dyspraxie Utensils’ are informed by workshops with the Tyne and Wear Dyspraxia Association. Conventional wooden utensils have been subtly and attractively transformed to tackle the grip problems associated with Dyspraxia.
The ‘Utensil Pot’ aids organisation in the kitchen, a difficulty associated with both conditions. Paired with the ‘Bowl Bases’, the pots have broad and stable bases to keep them upright. The slant of the pot and its silicone top act as a rest for utensils while cooking, to prevent counter-top mess. The narrowly angled interior benefits organisation, limiting the number of utensils that can be stored at one time, thus preventing clutter. Stowing them at an angle also ensures that the heads of the utensils are separated, making it easier to see which tool you need.