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OXO | Chef’s Mandoline Slicer

    
Awarded design, patented functionality, and unparalleled convenience makes this re-conceived mandoline slicer one of OXO’s all-time bestseller and the prototype for 8 follow-up mandolines to date.

OBJECTIVE

Maintain the innovation leadership asset in the housewares space.

STRATEGY

Reinvent a little-known kitchen tool.
→ introduce user-centric, groundbreaking functionality
→ drive down cost to broaden the consumer base

INNOVATION

Patented and innovative features
→ patented rotary dial mechanism for slice shape
→ advanced fold-out leg mechanism for secure operation
→ lowered handle position for safety
→ dual-function straight/waffle blade
→ designed for safe & easy disassembly
→ on-board tool storage
→ cost-sensitive design

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Competitive product & technology research
In-field user research
Insights analysis and platform strategy definition
Iterative cross-functional innovation process
Product design, development, prototyping

DELIVERABLES

Manufacturing documentation
→ complete 3D and 2D CAD documentation
→ product specification documentation