The Make/Remake project looked at how consumers make their choices when buying a product. Several aspects need to be considered, such as the form and material. In the first part of the project I was asked to investigate about a specific product, in my case a spoon, and rebuild it by experimenting different materials and techniques. On the second part, I had to redesign it based on the experience acquired throughout the previous process.
My investigation about spoons was based on history, different types, materials and makers. I decided to focus on how spoons used to be as a gift mainly during the 16th and 17th centuries, and how I could bring that connection back to life.
As this project was based on thinking through making, I started working on making spoons and trying different materials and approaches:
Silicon Fish Spoon:
Ice Cream Scoop:
For the final model I wanted to pursuit the first idea I had mind at the beginning of the project, which was to recreate a spoon to be offered as a lifetime gift. Since I wanted to keep a family of spoons as in the first part of the project, I opted for different spoons that would have one same handle in common. In order to maintain that old symbolism associated with the gift, I wanted to use an old spoon handle as a mould for mine. I visited vintage shops and accidentally found an Apostle Spoon, which was that same model that used to be offered in ceremonies in the 16th and 17th centuries.
I also wanted to go back to the origins of spoons, when they were made out of shells and bones. As I grew up next to the beach, I used to collect a lot of shells and had a close relationship with the sea and its attributes, therefore I really enjoyed following the shells concept and recreating forms based on them.
The final result was presented in three different spoons with specific purposes, all fitting the same handle. These four different pieces work as a family, where the handle serves as the connector. In order to contrast with ancient form of the Apostle Spoon the cable would be made in concrete, while the spoons would be in ceramics.
This spoon is inspired in the Charonia Tritonis sea snail. Its singular shape allows to lightly spread cream or sauce, better controlling the desired amount.
Based on the Donax Variabilis shell, this spoon is meant to be shared with someone we care.
As the name recalls, this spoon was based in the shape of the Crassostrea Gigas shell. It provides the same functionality as a regular spoon, however the shape was redesigned in order to allows holding the spoon in a different and more confortable position, thus creating a new experience.