Valérie Objects - KNUTSON&BALLOUHEY - Sel/Poivre Mortier et Pilon
bowl made of cast iron. 2 balls made of cast iron. Anti-corrosion protection by diazotization. Hand-wash only
107RIVOLI invites COLLECTIBLE to create an environment representative of the young, contemporary design scene.
The two youngest designers of the valerie_objects team Sigve Knutson and Thomas Ballouhey both graduated from the experimental Design Academy in Eindhoven and are part of a new generation that looks at design in a different way.
They put craftsmanship aside and go back the very origin of design, when man made tools spontaneously without any specific technical background. Their objects combine minimalism with the aesthetics of the Stone Age, such as is the case with this rough-shaped grinder consisting of a grinding ball that rolls in a preconceived circular trench. While the grinder looks like it's has been beaten out of solid rock it is actually made of cast iron protected by diazotization against corrosion. It is thus also a modern tool. And a very humane one. There's no mechanics to it.