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// Quentin Colas

Convivio is a new user-friendly cooking appliance.

Sharing a meal in a convivial atmosphere with or without gluten

Everyone can adjust the appliance according to their food choices

The timer distributes the necessary energy to the cooking modules.

Convivio, a "design for all" tool

When they ingest gluten, celiacs develop an immune response that destroys the walls of the small intestine. At present, the only possible treatment is a gluten-free diet for life. However, such a diet quickly becomes a barrier to sociability. So how can people diagnosed with celiac disease be helped to stick to a gluten-free diet?

Quentin came up with the idea for Convivio: an individual table steamer. The timer is common to all the guests and distributes the energy needed to the cooking modules. Everyone makes their food choices in a friendly and tolerant climate. You can cook, eat and socialize in complete freedom!

" The Convivio project takes the form of a new user-friendly cooking appliance, designed to be used at the table by everyone present. Based on the principle of steam cooking, the ingredients used in the recipes are gluten-free. However, if one of the guests wants a special recipe with gluten, the individualization of the system allows each person to prepare what they want.
Passionate about the culinary world, Quentin has taken an interest in those who cannot share this passion, because of their illness. How can a designer contribute to overcoming this problem? How can celiacs eliminate gluten from their diet while maintaining a fulfilling social life? By going to meet people diagnosed with celiac disease, he built a solid base for discussion and observations. Quentin identified their needs and daily difficulties in managing their disease. An example of a design tool for all, Convivio is made with empathy and creativity. It offers a product that can be adopted by the greatest number of people. "

Marion Moussu - MDes programs in apprenticeship Course Leader

This project is selected as part of Design L’Expo 2020 and will be exhibited at La Cale 2 Créateurs.


2017 - 2020
Junior Designer, Bretagne Céramique Industrie, France

2018 - 2020
MDes Design and Innovation Management, L’École de design Nantes Atlantique, France

2017 - 2018
Vocational D2M Bachelor’s degree (Design/Materials/Modeling), L’École de design Nantes Atlantique, France

2015 - 2017
Ceramic modeler, J.L Coquet & Jaune de Chrome, Saint-Just-Le-Martel, France

2015 - 2017
BTS Designer in Ceramic Art and Industry, Afpi Limousin, Limoges, France


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