”Butter Churner” won the prestigious 2023 Red Dot Concept Award

Aalto ARTS student Anurag Sarda’s master’s thesis project (CoID) was inspired by the Indian traditional culinary technique of butter making.
Anurag Sarda’s master’s thesis project Butter Churner

Preparing fresh butter at home in India can be a complex process, often involving a traditional “Pot Churn” technique and conventional churning devices that are time-consuming, labour-intensive, and inefficient. However, this new butter churner designed by Anurag Sarda revolutionises the traditional Indian culinary method of making butter by providing a simplified approach.

Anurag Sarda’s master’s thesis Butter Churner

Butter Churner utilises an efficient and user-friendly power-spring mechanism that allows for effortless back and forth movement, mimicking the Indian Pot Churn technique while eliminating the need for a complicated setup. This mechanism, which is specifically designed to stir thick cream inside the jar, proves to be the most efficient of all manual butter churning methods. Additionally, the device includes a handy built-in strainer for effectively separating the butter milk from the butter globules. The result is freshly churned butter in just four minutes.

Anurag Sarda’s master’s thesis Butter Churner

Aalto ARTS student Anurag Sarda’s master’s thesis project was created in Aalto University’s Collaborative and Industrial Design (CoID) programme under the supervision of Lecturer Simo Puintila. 

”I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Simo Puintila as well as Professor Severi Uusitalo and all the workshop masters at Aalto University for the constant support and guidance I received during this project,” says the Red Dot Concept Award 2023 winner. 

The Red Dot Design Award is an international, annual competition for product and industrial design, brand and communication design as well as design concepts. from robot technology to vehicles and household aids, the awards celebrate and recognizes the most creative and original ideas and projects.

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