Folding scale transforms into a clock

The Caso X3 Kitchen Scale utilizes a tried and true design trick.

Brian Krepshaw
Brian is the author of two culinary based books published via his imprint Storkburger Press. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.
Brian Krepshaw
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Looks like a...? Caso

The design of appliances and gadgets in the kitchen tend to play a bit of follow the leader; most things look alike. When comparing a food processor with another food processor, chances are they share similar attributes. Practitioners of industrial design try to overcome these commonalities, but more often than not the end product doesn't reflect these goals. It's not easy to turn a piece of kitchen gear into a new work featuring striking design. Which is probably for the best, as it is kind of helpful to know what the gadget is before you grab it. But for those not in the know, that might be exactly the case with the Caso X3 Kitchen Scale.

What first might appear to be a disassembled ceiling fan reveals itself to be a kitchen scale. However, when not in use, you might be hard pressed to take it for anything other than a clock; it folds up into a cylindrical shape with no obvious utility except for a familiar digital display. When in use, the scale has a capacity to measure 6.6 pounds, so it is not designed to do heavy lifting. For everyday tasks, though, the scale should come through. Best of all, the convenient storage afforded by the design allow for the scale to always be within reach on the countertop--assuming, of course, that it is not mistaken for something else.

(Via Appliancist)

The scale features a unique design in use or not.
The scale features a unique design in use or not. Caso