Paying homage to the propeller designs of vintage airplanes the Spyker trivet combines classic lines with contemporary materials. The stainless steel ring adds a subtle touch of class to the overall colorful design and comfortably fits into both modern and traditional homes.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Spyker is a practical and beautiful trivet inspired by its namesake propeller machine. The functional design features a fingertip duct which allows you to quickly open the trivet and locks with a securing bump feedback. The closed design is sleek and easily stored away in your organizer or showcased on your tabletop.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Spyker was designed to be functional and compact for users. When not in use this trivet loves resting in any kitchen drawer, standing up in a jar or being suspended from a kitchen hook. When needed Spyker quickly unfolds into a 22cm large diameter even when operated with oven gloves thanks to its grooved ducts. Cleaning and washing is equally simple and safe, just hold it under the tap and leave it out for drying.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Design for Spyker started early 2015 in our Bangkok Studio and early production started in September the same year in HongKong at SNF+ headquarters.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The structural parts of Spyker are made from reinforced Nylon and covered with food grade Silicone for instant heat absorption and protective anti slipping on table tops. The central highlight is made from Stainless Steel with spun brushed finish.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Spyker measures 22cm across in length and 3cm in width at 10mm height. It can accommodate small and big pots beyond its own diameter.
Spyker, Trivet, SNF+,SNF, Wiko, shakesbkk
Our challenge was to create a trivet that could challenge the genius of a competitive product in the market. At the same time we looked at the existing range of trivets that usually are defined into two categories, table top and compact. We opted for the compact choice because we idolized the idea of portability and out of the way solutions. After bench-marking probably all available trivets we realized how badly this category needed Design attention. Trivets were either too difficult to unfold with triple or quadruple legs and stiff joints or they failed to significantly reduce in size for convenient storage.
The creative challenge was the integration of the small mechanical locking feature and the feeling when the trivet unfolded and snapped into position. This mechanism was vital for the interaction between user and product and required reliability for prolonged use. We were also facing the conundrum of the usability of the product itself. From personal and observational insight trivets aren’t always used for serving. We found trivets standing in as laptop stands as well as vase coasters. Ultimately we aimed to create a Design which would speak to non-traditional users and inspire other creative usages.
TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Jonathan Lo, Prompong Hakk and Surakead Hemwimon
Prompong Hakk, 2015.