Jean-Pierre Rapin was interviewed live on January 10, 2014, on Le Show Tard, on Radio X (CHOI 98.1) in Quebec City, as part of a show dedicated to inventions.
Onetopick illuminated fondue forks were featured on VTélé as one of a few great Christmas gift ideas created by Quebec inventors on December 1, 2013.
Watch the segment here (in French):
Jean-Pierre Rapin, the inventor of Onetopick illuminated fondue forks was the keynote speaker tonight at the Annual Assembly of the Ordre des technologues professionnels du Québec. His talk was entitled “De l’idée à la réalisation” (How an idea became reality).
Learn more here (in French).
By Charles Laviolette, Business section of InfoPortneuf
Jean-Pierre Rapin, a Saint-Raymond (QC, Canada) resident, is the inventor of the first illuminated fondue forks, a product that is being manufactured in China and will soon be marketed here in Canada. According to him, China can’t be beat when you’re looking at manufacturing your inventions. In addition to their low manufacturing costs, Mr. Rapin says that China is a magnet for investors, business people and inventors who are always on the lookout for new ideas and products.
You can learn more about how he came up with the idea for his forks, how he found his Chinese business partner and what his future plans are by reading the full article here (in French).
Onetopick illuminated fondue forks were the subject of a discussion on CHOI Radio X, a Quebec City-based radio station.
Listen to the discussion that took place between Mr. Yves Therrien, journalist at Le Soleil and the hosts of Le show tard (in French) below.
Originally published in French in Le Soleil.
(Quebec) The idea for creating easy-to-identify illuminated fondue forks came to Mr. Jean-Pierre Rapin following a fondue dinner during which one of the guests complained about someone else constantly stealing his fork and meat.
“The morning following the dinner,” he told le Soleil in an interview, “I began to design forks that would be easy to identify by color-blind people or those with vision problems, even if the lights were low.”
As such, in order to solve the problem experienced by of one of his guests, he has invented a fondue fork with a see-through acrylic handle that is lit by a small battery-powered LED light.