3.17.2010

Debate


I'm up for a discussion. 




Is this oil plate by Aldo Bakker interesting or flawed?


Discuss





15 comments:

cookingwithgas said...

no thanks I will take a sweet little handmade bowl or plate with an edge to it.

Chris C. said...

Everyone needs a gimmick...

Jerry said...

If it is meant to be held in the hand as in the first pic, then it is seriously flawed. The rim is nowhere near high enough to prevent spillage. As a table piece, I guess it is still flawed. I just see it tipping over or pivoting when somebody presses a piece of bread towards the top of the "oil-recovery-panel". Maybe a supporting hand would help, but what an effort when, as Meredith said, just a bowl or plate with an edge would do.

Winchell Clayworks said...

Two words: greasy mess.

Sue D said...

It's interesting in a conceptual way. Not flawed, but not exactly functional either. Not something I would purchase, but I find that anything that provokes thought and generates conversation merits the term ‘interesting’.

rachelle said...

I think it's too hard to tell from a photo. You can't really know the function of an object until you test in person.

[nancy + andy] said...

I think they should make it into a miniature Eames chair and give it a little wire base to sit. That way, when it goes unused for months on end it will at least look good and not make you feel guilty for not using it.
Andy

cindy shake said...

Interesting, though the plate area might be a bit shallow to function with much oil. I also think it might be poor etiquette to lift a dish off of table using two hands.

Matthew Katz said...

Andy, You made me Snarf!

dthorpe said...

Pretty shape, but not very functional.

Dirt-Kicker Pottery said...

It looks like a mess waiting to happen. Other then that.. It's pretty cool.

ANI said...

I agree with the Eames comment. My biggest issue with its (lack of) functionality is this: dipping bread in oil is mainly a social activity, something you eat and share with others, hence the dipping dishes in the center of the table. If I am meant to hold the dish up to dip my bread, and then pass it onto the next person (or even more awkward, set it on the table SO the next person can pick it up), that entire sequence of events conjures two images: lots of ruined oily clothes and some sort of religious, ritual offering. If we are to delve into loaves and fishes, then it works:)

Liz said...

interesting visually, but really not practical. I'm with cooking withgas, an oil plate needs a bit more edge to it. I think the design just needs a bit of tweeking

EmilyKate said...

There just... doesn't seem to be any point? Its like function has been cobbled onto form, and I'm not so sure about the form?

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