From Benjamin Hubert:
‘Pots’ are a series of storage jars launching at Maison Objet in January 2013. The project is a result of a close collaboration between Benjamin Hubert and Danish brand Menu.
The storage jars stem from the studio’s ‘Materials driven, process led, industrial design approach’ researching the typologies and language associated with ancient and contemporary methods of keeping products cool and dry utilising terracotta.
‘Pots’ feature an exterior of natural, raw terracotta contrasting with the gloss glazed interior and soft rubber lids, providing a multitude of experiences for your senses.
The collection represents an uncompromising contrast between the ancient traditions found in terracotta and the industrial modernity embedded in the mass-produced rubber lids.
‘Pots’ provide an earthen landscape of sculptural but functional objects for your kitchen table, desk or windowsill. The series consists of four vessels, each holding a specific function – or ingredient of your choice:
1. A tall djembe-like sculpture with a distinct waistline that holds your spaghetti or grissini so you can easily grasp it without lifting the pot.
2. A container with a wide pouring area making it easy for you to control the dispense of pastas and grains.
3. A small, pouring device with a long neck allowing for controlled dispensing of seeds, grains and sugar.
4. A stout cookie jar that can be twisted and turned to encourage sharing. This contains biscuits, tea bags, bonbons etc.
Injection moulded silicone