Redefining Value (In & Out of the Kitchen): The NeckLAdle

Redefining Value (In & Out of the Kitchen): The NeckLAdle

Faith Durand
May 20, 2008
ICFF is all about design. There's a lot of beautiful design that begs to be admired and examined. We saw some things that seemed like good and practical additions to our kitchen, but mostly we saw design that made us reflect on the kitchen, its purpose, and how we think of our cooking.

The NeckLAdle is one of these things. It's a necklace made out of a segmented wooden spoon and strung on a cord. This sounds impractical for most of us, right? Listen to what the artist had to say about her design...

From the product listing at Crafts Collection, check out Katrine Borup's thought behind the NeckLAdle:

With NeckLAdle, Katrine Borup wants to question the conventional understanding of value. Could a ladle that one's mother used to serve hundreds of meals be as valuable as, or maybe even more valuable than, a piece of gold jewellery?

We adore our wooden spoons, and the thought of an artist celebrating such a simple, functional piece of kitchenware, as well as acknowledging the preciousness of kitchen tools that are handed down through generations, really made our day.

The NeckLAdle at Crafts Collection

Related: Seen at ICFF: Slow Food Tray from Design Glut

(Images: Faith Hopler and Crafts Collection)

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