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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.


This Proyect was developed by the Artist / Designer Oscar Agudelo and Industrial Designer David Del Valle that is based upon the creation of a surface generated by pendular movements, of recycled plastic using a plastic struder.

To create the objects, the designers generate a mold using woven wire cloth hangers as well as a long pieces of soft metal, pieces like seeds, large-format and plastic bottles cut in half.

Once the extrusion process begins, the designers generate movements similar to those made when looking for gold. A typical container in used in the panning of gold in the rivers of Colombia is the Batea (gold pan), thus the term used for the proyect.

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