Salt & Pepper box
A reference to the key clock and musical box, the salt and pepper mill don't need much explanation. They indicating their function through memory and association. The black key finish for pepper, the polished stainless steel for salt.
They were designed for an exhibition tittled " Wonder cabinets of Europe" were a group of eight european designers showed their thinking through a self-contained display.
For that exhibition we worked on the idea of "Basic Objects" is a series of everyday objects re-thought as to avoid any narrative, making use instead of people's cultural understanding of objects. The aim of the project is to create links with our unconscious knowledge of the physical world and use the collective memory as a starting point to design.
More that design, they are re-designs of things which have been thought as the result of and accumulation of actions . They are designed, not to recycle materials, but the knowlege of everyday things that people inherently has.