Balance by Swiss/Japanese designer Nadine Fumiko Schaub is an interactive set of scales. Designed as an antithesis to cheap and replaceable kitchen appliances, ‘Balance’ features natural and durable materials and a low-tech approach that stands against the ‘throw away mentality’ of today. Made from brass, locally crafted marble stone, wood and porcelain, with filled porcelain containers being used as counter weights. ‘Balance’ does not have a display but instead relies on human touch to tell if the weights are balanced. Human fingers are capable of sensing the slightest change of discontinuity – when the weights are balanced, they will notice the equal perfection.
The user can verify the desired weight by touching the pointers.