ALFIL (MORTAR AND PESTLE)
The mortar and pestle are objects inspired in the Colombian culture. They can be used to grind or crush spices, seeds or substances to be consumed. The product is designed to be durable due to its special resin and nonporous composition. This kitchen utensil has a nonstick surface and it also repels water.
The Colombian culture is a mixture of five regions, with more than ten different cultures. This object gathers features of our pre-Columbian culture, which with a Western influence, proposes a piece of modern design. Alfil is not only a kitchen implement but also a piece of Colombian design that evokes with its form and concept our country.
We were inspired by the mangrove, in its organic and unpredictable forms, it is a perfect structure, flowing according to its needs, it`s organic and efficient.
The mangrove nourishes the river, it is for us our inspiration and we wanted to represent that in a piece that allows to be appreciated.
We work in fluid technique to generate the shape, we use recycled plastic from the industry and use a gold metal bathing process to impregnate the piece and take it to the expression of beauty and greatness that we desire.it Is our wish to ennoble the design work, recycle and rethink traditional forms..
We want to generate a paradigm with our work, seek a wider and more critical rhetoric about objects and our ecosystem.
Recycled plastic extruded and modelled by hand metal paint dipping drying in oven.
Designed and manufactured by:
David Del Valle and Oscar Agudelo