The initial concept for the Sesame came from my time in dormitories, in my early years of college. Space was tight in a single room with two people living in it, and there was little space for anything non-essential, including dishes. Piles of plates that needed to be cleaned were common, but even more-so were clean plates, unsure of where to exist in a place with almost no unused surfaces. A contained with a small footprint that could work as a book-end was exactly what I needed- something that could contain a single person's plate and bowl and cup needs, that would collapse when not in use. I got to work and the Sesame was born.
Designed to work without power, the Sesame would have a spring-loaded design, with a single button to pop-open the outer shell and reveal the planes, cups, and bowls inside ready to use and made of easy-to-wash plastic.
An all-in-one kitchen set for a dorm, the design was styled to fit in at mass market retail, such as Target, and a way for moms to send their kids off to college without wondering if they had anything to eat their microwaved hot pockets off of. Style doesn't have to be high-end, after all.