These trivets were conceived during a line of thinking about the use of a sculpted surface and it’s depth as both ornament and function. You’ll see moments of this thought in other projects as well, like our TEMPO sideboard or DUNE wine cradles.
We are fascinated by woods properties and the intimate moments that can be observed when we perform subtractive operations upon it. We never quite grasp exactly how the grain will expose itself or the patterning that will be created, but we tend to be pleasantly surprised by it.
In this instance, we’ve carved a series of waves, troughs, ripples, and ridges into the surface of the trivets. These sculptural moves not only add visual interest and identity to the objects, but allow for proper ventilation and heat transfer away from the hot kettle.