German design trio Ding3000 gives the gift of space with their Normann Copenhagen collapsible whisk, “Beater”

More like a small sculpture than a kitchen tool, the whisk opens and closes by sliding the ring at its centre, which doubles as a hanging fixture.

The trio says they were motivated by the romantic notion of creating something to make the world a better place – in this case, a kitchen innovation that fuses beauty and brains.

Beater was awarded a 2012 Red Dot Design Award for its novel design.

$17.50; Normann Copenhagen

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