Urchin Table Cruet/Condiment Set by Clive Bullivant

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Urchin

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Table Cruet/Condiment Set

INSPIRATION:
Study and investigation of natural forms

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This design bridges a gap between fine dining and casual situations. It is inspired by natural forms in particular by Urchins and Corals. The polymer body shells allow strong colours to be employed and resist the corrosive effects of the contents. The size is practical for domestic use whilst being ergonomically functional to hold and the assembly allows for easy batch production. It brings colour and a talking point to dinner parties where it becomes a 'table sculpture' as well as functional object. The materials and appearance make it suitable for an informal gathering of friends.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Each part of the cruet functions independantly with visual impact being as important as function. The Mustard Pot polyamide shell is in two halves allowing access to the liner and the spoon screws through the cap section into the top spine. The central top spine of the salt and pepper are hollow and larger being pierced to allow passage of the condiment. Spines are arranged in 3 spirals that wrap around the shell forming a tripod base that lifts the product from the table surface.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project was begun in October 2010 and concept designs were completed in April 2011.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Food, Beverage and Culinary Arts Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The product comprizes injection moulded polyamide shells with 18/10 stainless steel spines with an option for injection moulded polymer spines which are chromed. The shells are overmoulded with a soft touch silicon finish and are pierced to allow the spines to be a snap fit. Spun stainless steel liner to mustard pot. Ball terminals and mustard spoon gilded 22 carat gold.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Salt/Pepper maximum dimension Width 100mm x Depth 100mm x Height 92mm Polyamide shell Diameter 65mm Wall thickness 3.5mm Mustard Pot maximum dimension Width 120mm x Depth 120mm x Height 110mm Polyamide shell Diameter 92mm Wall thickness 4.5mm Stainless steel spines Length 20mm diameter at base 7mm Stainless Steel Mustard Spoon length 70mm The Salt, Pepper and Mustard are designed to be sold independently packaged in a clear PET box printed in colour and allowing good visibility of the product.

TAGS:
Urchin, condiment, table sculpture, informal and fine dining, salt pepper and mustard.

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
I collected data from a sample group who saw informal dinner parties as a preferred way to get together with friends. The focus group stated that utensils and ornament was important to these occasions and owned a range of products known for their visual impact as well as their function. They held dinner parties of up to 8 people and this with visual presence influenced the size of the individual pieces. The product ranges owned by the group suggested a choice of materials and foam models were produced to test the ergonomics of the designs.

CHALLENGE:
Well respected technologies were deliberately chosen to ensure that the product could be put into production. The main challenges were firstly visual in achieving a balance between the contemporary and sophisticated which was achieved through good feedback with the focus group. Secondly the ergonomic challenge which affected the selection of materials, size and position and number of spines. Thirdly the assembly of the components which 'plug' together ensuring a secure and stable outcome.

ADDED DATE:
2011-05-27 06:17:20

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Clive Bullivant

IMAGE CREDITS:
Clive Bullivant, 2011.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
CNBconcepts

PROFILE:
CNBconcepts was recently formed to offer design solutions and creative concepts for a wide range of retail products including tableware, furniture, fashion jewellery and kitchen and culinary design. We will work to a specific brief but make a point of pursuing individual design ideas for their own sake. Our designs always start as inspirational drawings which are enjoy client and team input. The viability of any concept is always tested before initial development stages involving CAD and solid modelling. We use a range of professional contacts to further develop an idea or a client may take the concept at this stage for their own research and development.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Urchin Table Cruet/Condiment Set by Clive Bullivant is a Nominee in Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Urchin Table Cruet/Condiment Set by Clive Bullivant is Winner in Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Category, 2011 - 2012.

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