Hounö was already firmly established in Denmark with a solid product family when they approached us with a new challenge: refine the product line, make it simple and sustainable yet scalable, suitable to several fields within the commercial oven industry and make it fit several brands worldwide. And, of course, add a dash of timeless Scandinavian design to bring it all together.
The commercial oven industry has high demands on material endurance, sanitation and user safety. We knew user-insights had to be extremely thorough. We conducted detailed mapping of users’ daily workflow, discovered their pain points and motivations. Back at the drawing board, we explored countless solutions by creating mock-ups of the UI, models of the oven and its key elements, before collecting them all into selected concepts for comparison.
After 6+ years of turning coal into diamonds, Invoq launched in the beginning of 2023. The result is a jewel to Hounö’s already impressive collection. Invoq features significantly reduced product line complexity. It’s tried and tested so it is ready for restaurant kitchens, canteens and institutions around the world. No matter where it is used, its intuitive interface and user-optimized design features – such as the easy-to-open handle – are as simple to use as the oven’s functions are advanced.