normann copenhagen inspired
Normann Copenhagen has a very unique design language. Simple and Clever. Taking ques from their portfolio I designed some products they haven't quite dipped their toes in. Spice Rack, Knife Block, and Knife Sharpening Block designed in the world of Normann Copenhagen.
Design products for Normann Copenhagen using Scandinavian design cues and Normann Copenhagen design language.
color and material contrast
Products They Dont Carry
The knife block and rack featured
is a combonation item. The center, which acts a knife block holder,
is dark walnut wood. On each of
the four surrounding sides, are different grits of knife blocks for
all stages of sharpening.
The spice rack features corrosponding materials and design cues as the knife block. The surrounding wood is dark walnut and each of the lids to the containers are ceramic with different color variations. With this design, you can have as little or as many spices as you would like. As getting another unit is cohesive.
learn from failure
Failure happens. One can dwell on it and decide to give up, or they can learn what went wrong and succeed.
Though I worked very hard to make this model, slip casting wasn't my friend. It takes time and patience, which is hard to come by half way through the quarter. My plaster mold wieghed over 50 pounds and never fully dried causing my slip cast to also fail to dry.
I am currently remaking this model in a ceramics studio and can't wait to share the final result!
By allowing the center piece to slide out, you are able to replace the sharpening block once it wears down
The spice rack lining snaps into place and keeps the spices in the jar and the lid firmly into place when not in use.
Tools & Processes
aluminum oxide powder (4 grits)
black pigment powder
sand & finish
make wood block to go in center
fire in kiln
(harder than it sounds)
make mold piece & mold