Wooden Chopsticks and Concrete Hypar Rest
Handmade wooden chopsticks paired with a hand cast concrete rest.
Available in five varieties of wood from lightest to darkest we have Ash, Oak, Cherry, Olive Ash and Walnut.
All the woods apart from Walnut have been harvested from storm fallen trees from my forest in Kent. The Walnut was sourced from a local timber merchant and is FSC certified.
The design is minimal and contemporary - the widest end is square and this gradually blends to a narrow circular profile at the tip. The wood is sanded until it is silky smooth making it a real pleasure to handle and to eat from.
The rest has a 'Hypar' shape or hyperbolic paraboloid, however more easily described as a ‘pringle’ shape. I believe this is the perfect shape for a rest of this kind since it is doubly curved - the chop sticks are cupped by one curve locating them in the rest, yet they are received by the opposite curve providing a smooth joint between them.
The chopsticks are deliberately muted in design - simple and clinical objects of use, whilst the rest is the showier of the pairing.
Finished with a food safe homemade beeswax and linseed oil polish.
Length - 23cm