4.27.2013

Rollware: Edible Dishware


Ever since I saw my first patterned rolling pin in Gesine Bullock-Prado's cookbook Pie it Forward, I’ve been a bit obsessed with the idea of using a decorated rolling pin as a means of imprinting designs onto dough. So, as you can imagine, when I came across these gorgeous laser-cut rolling pins, I gasped, just a little. Unfortunately, these pins are not actually available for purchase, but were instead created by three students in the Masters of Interior Architecture & Retail Design Programme at The Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam (Joanne Choueiri, Giulia Cosenza and Povilas Raskevicius) as part an of exhibition entitled Altered Appliances. The purpose of the exhibit being to “present projects that investigate the retooling of industrial low-tech appliances and gadgets to offer alternative design solutions and experiences for today’s kitchen." The printed pins are part of the Rollware project, which "reintroduces the rolling pin as a multi-functional device for production, while also addressing sustainability in disposable plates, since the baked bread plates can be eaten rather than thrown away." The whole thing is pretty darn cool, if you ask me! Well, done! You can check out the video below, to see the whole process in action. You can also see more work from the exhibition on the Altered Appliance website, right here. {Thanks, Rose!} ~Erin



6 comments:

Carmen @ Forgotten Fancies said...

What a clever idea! I would totally buy one or three if they are available.

Vicki Smith said...

Interesting on so may levels. I attach textures (like bubble wrap) to old wooden rolling pins and let children in my class make prints with them. We use tempera paint and it is a lot of fun. Great post.

dessert girl said...

Vicki – Interesting! That *does* sound like fun!

Zach said...

Your photos are stunning and your recipes sound delectable. We would love for you to share them at thefeastingeye.com. The Feasting Eye is still a bit new, but I think you will like what you see :-).

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

What a creative idea for a rolling pin! :D

myrtle said...

WoW! This is so cool. Love the designs.

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