Sel et poivre began when we realized that there was an opportunity to re-design what we currently use to organize and transport spices, sauces,napkins and menus around the house or in a restaurant setting.
This product was envisioned so that it can fit both the restaurant environment and the casual dinning table at home.
Laser cutting allowed us to accurately design different insert holes that accommodate different types of sauces and condiments in different scenarios; This makes it a highly customizable product that requires very little secondary operations and finishing.
Basic prototyping techniques were used to refine our methods of production reducing labour and maximizing material use while ensuring beautiful aesthetics, quality and performance.
Cross lamination of 5 layers of aircraft plywood with a core of 3 layers of Maple veneer to ensure rigidity and 2 external layers of Walnut veneer;
Finishing with 2 coats of water resistant varnish to protect the wood from possible damage during the product's service time.
In this set we decided to create custom-made porcelain salt and pepper shakers that match our aesthetic language creating harmony between all the elements of the design.
This was a team project in collaboration with the Vancouver based furniture firm18Karat. Team members: Sam Kim, Thomas K, Kay Wong and Pablo Quintero.