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Studio Makkink & Bey www.studiomakkinkbey.nl

Cheese Maker for Imperfect Design

By 01-03-2015

The label Imperfect Design connects Dutch designers to craftspeople in developing countries like Guatemala, Viet Nam and India. Together they develop handmade lifestyle products focused on a Western audience.

Cheese Maker by Studio Makkink & Bey
For this project, Makkink & Bey chose to work with a small organization in Jaipur that since the 1980s has been devoting itself to children and women from the underprivileged class. The core activity is a craftsmanship school in Jaipur. Jurgen Bey: “In the Netherlands, crafts are disappearing whereas in India there are schools where crafts take center stage.” Setting up a fair-trade unit creates opportunities for the organization to generate income itself.

The Cheese Maker is a collection of products with which one can make homemade cheese. Similarities between The Netherlands and India formed the basis for the design: the tradition of cheese making, historical craft techniques such as ceramics, but also the high population density in both countries resulted in a tradition of stacking houses and items.

The tower consists of a juicer, a milk jug, a spoon, a strainer, a pan, a cutting board, a bowl, a cheesecloth and a press. Each product is hand-made of different materials such as wood, ceramics (blue pottery), metal, copper, cotton, soapstone and marble.

Imperfect Design > 19.01.2015 at dutchdesigndaily.com

www.imperfectdesign.eu