kitchen tower – Iris Eichenberg


Imagine- a tower of pots, vases, drains, container, graters, leather lids, and a vase upside down…

These vessels have the same diameter, but have varying height depending on their function. The tower is a stack and presentation of materials- steel, copper, felt, cast iron, aluminum, and enamel. While the outside exposes the raw and pure material- oxidized, polished, or fixed in a rusted state, the inside is colorfully finished with enamel and paint. Thus when separated, the copper and steel Kitchen Tower becomes a colorful table-setting.

8 Responses to “kitchen tower – Iris Eichenberg”

  1. Alessi Says:

    could be great, but be carefull for all the functional aspects!

  2. ieichenberg Says:

    what kind of functions would you be interest in?

  3. Alessi Says:

    I had some problems understanding the real size of the objects, as they are out of real context in the photos. Maybe you could post the sizes or else upload a photo with some reference item on it? This could help us give some orientations on possible functions. Nevertheless, before we do it, it would be interesting to see what you are already thinking in terms of functionality.


  4. katiemacd Says:

    This design depends so much on interaction of the owner–it’s almost playful, which I see as a strength. I wonder if this interaction would be more enjoyable if this design were scaled back a bit? (In other words, could this object(s) be more convenient/easy to use/fun to stack and un-stack if it were smaller?)

  5. katiemacd Says:

    Scaled down, I mean…

  6. sklinker Says:

    I love the absolute simplicity here and the contrasts of materials and finishes. Aesthetically it is quite compelling. Next step is to examine the scale and detailing of the elements. Can you develop a range of typologies (bowls, strainer, platform…) with a strict limit of essential forms?
    I’d like to see a sequence of use here to fully understand the meaning of the parts.

  7. Alessi Says:

    small dimensions might be a good direction: something special and precious! do you already have an idea of possible dimensions?


  8. Alessi Says:

    Small size objects would probably be a good direction, which could lead to interesting table accessories. It could also make them more affordable…

    As Scott suggests, it would be interesting to see how the shapes and materials are declined in specific products (which would be interesting to see in a real life context, besides than instudio/workshop, if possible).


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