One of our favorite design teams Anderssen-Voll have designed the most beautiful assortment of kitchen tool prototypes for the new Norwegian collective project called “Food Work“. Whenever I see their new prototypes, I can’t help but selfishly think “how can I get these beautiful things into Mjolk!?” Hopefully one day we’ll be able to persuade Torbjørn and Espen to get on a plane to Toronto and host an exhibition of their work.
Here is the work they created for the exhibition complete with descriptions in their own words:
Good morning moka pot. A morning without coffee is like sleep. A good morning is fueling up with your own, home-brewed espresso. This is our dream pot: a hybrid of the classic Italian pots, traditional Japanese handicraft, and Norwegian cravings for extra strong coffee. The pot is made in aluminum, with a walnut handle. The way the pot is divided tells the story of the transition from the crude to the refined – from beans and water to pure pleasure.
Tuamotu cooking top. The small gas top is your atoll of gastronomic cooking pleasures. The solid marble base and cast iron details are elements of a rustic and contemporary attitude. These are classic and basic materials adjusted to a personalized and compact way of living. Everyday luxury with high quality materials and a timeless expression.
Chef wooden containers. These are small, multipurpose containers turned in pine wood. The shape is a direct result of how the hands usually operate in opening and closing containers: a truly handmade outline.
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.