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FoodWork: 8 Norwe­gian designers

Dodo is a small container for soy sauce or oil. The container is made in silicone so that you can squeeze out the liquid. The shape of the con­tainer gives it a clear direction of use and also exudes a strong personality.

Ori grinders and salt cellar. These grinders and cellar were results from experi­menting with origami in our studio. The shapes of folds and crystals inspired the idea of milling salt and pepper. The conflict between the top and the bottom parts is a physical representation of the internal grinding process. The grind­ers and cellar are made from maple wood and Corian.

Basic wood tools for food preparation including spatula, ladle, skimmer and rice pad­dle (shamoji). They are shaped in a way that makes them a natural extension of the hand.

These objects spring out of simple and ordinary, yet es­sential and vital, actions that tie people together across cultural differences. The objects are designed for everyday situations in Norway — they are Norwegian. How­ever, we have been inspired by Japanese culture — or rather, by our particular understand­ing of Japanese culture. In other words: we have at­tempted to make Norwegian objects that could also be relevant to Japanese living. Our goal is to draw inspiration and knowledge from how our work is experienced in Tokyo.

Dodo, by Petter Skogstad, Ori, by Anderssen & Voll, Wood Tool, by Per Finne, at Food Work, at DesignTide, Tokyo


Monday, December 17th, 2012


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