Ajorí Cruet. Condiment container by Carlos Jimenez Perez & Pilar Balsalobre

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Ajorí

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Cruet. Condiment container

INSPIRATION:
The form and functionality of Ajori were inspired by the eternal form of plants and by the universally known bulb of garlic.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Ajori is an kitchenware design to organizing and storing various spices and condiments, adapting to diverse culinary customs of each country. This organic object is inspired by garlic shape, resulting in a sculptural piece, an excellent gift and a beautiful ornament initiator of conversation around the table. Ajori is environmentally friendly and respectful to our planet, inspired by nature and made entirely from natural materials. The design of the packaging is inspired by the skin of garlic generating a singular proposal ecopackaging.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
In the professional sector of the restoration, the product is directed towards a new concept of creative cuisine, not to mention the domestic sector or as a good gift idea. Ajorí, on the table of a restaurant or at home, is a product that in addition to its clear functionality, generates positive emotions, not to mention that due to its garlic form, it can be an excellent protector of our home or business against bad vibrations.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
May - September 2011(design and prototype). September 2013 (production). Madrid. Spain

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
For the manufacture of Ajorí, we use porcelain, glass and wood, a fusion of warm and cool materials combined with a careful work of industrial and handicraft production. For the production of porcelain, we employ techniques of slip casting and high pressure. The pieces are finally enamelled and hand painted. The wooden handle it's hand-carved, polished and finished with vegetable oil and natural wax. The anti-drip cannulas of the cruet are carved by hand, using a colored borosilicate glass.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Width 145mm x Depth 145mm x Height 225mm

TAGS:
Ajorí, Cruet, Oil and Vinegar Set, Salt and pepper set, Kitchenware, Eco packaging, Garlic, Ceramic, Porcelain, Eco-friendly, Biomimicry, Natura Imitatis, Natural materials

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Ajorí is the first project of a line of research of functional design entitled "NATURA IMITATIS", from the Latin, imitating nature. Working with very simple ideas, within the field of biomimicry, this design interacts with the public in an archetypal emotional level, trying to activate an underlying knowledge since always in our deepest thoughts. In the observation and imitation of nature, it is very possible that we can find the necessary solutions of designs, for a long-term sustainable society in harmony with their environment and with the planet.

CHALLENGE:
The main challenge in the design process of Ajorí, was the complex engagement of a large number of pieces of diverse functionality in a unique form of garlic bulb, which was simple and universally recognizable.

ADDED DATE:
2013-12-29 13:04:46

TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Carlos Jimenez Perez and Pilar Balsalobre de la Hera

IMAGE CREDITS:
Carlos Jimenez Perez

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.photoalquimia.com/
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
photoAlquimia

PROFILE:
photoAlquimia is a spanish design studio, engaged in the search of creative solutions to develop new spaces, objects and events. Our philosophy is based on working with very simples concepts, allow time and silence necessary for ideas to arise in a natural way, all spiced with a good dose of love for each one of our designs. The nature, the different traditions and handicraft techniques are our main sources of inspiration. We believe that nature has a lot to tell us, we just need a bit of silence and patience to listen. We work mainly with natural materials, sustainable and environmentally friendly, trying to melt into the production processes, the latest technologies, with the employment of the expert hand of artists and artisans. We believe that an object or space can enrich and even transform our lives. This is the reason that drives us to charge humanity on the designs that we make, transforming them into simple creations, as well as beautiful, eco-logicals, warm and friendly, but especially funcional.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Ajorí Cruet. Condiment Container by Carlos Jimenez Perez & Pilar Balsalobre is a Nominee in Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Ajorí Cruet. Condiment Container by Carlos Jimenez Perez & Pilar Balsalobre is Winner in Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Category, 2013 - 2014.

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