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Little Big Trivet

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The simplicity, utility and craftsmanship of Shaker furniture inspired Little Big Trivet, whose dowels are easily adjusted to accommodate everything from a teapot to a large casserole dish.

The idea for this project originally came out of a design competition titled McMasterpieces, curated by Sight Unseen for the industrial parts supplier McMaster-Carr. Designers were asked to craft unique objects and furnishings made entirely out of parts and raw materials sourced from the McMaster-Carr catalog. I worked with part numbers: 8706K56, 9683K21, 97342A703, 8582K71. 8582K61, 8706K57, 87085K65, 9683K59 and 8825T11. In other words: leather, birch dowels, rivets, delrin.

For the competition we created a small collection of household objects including the Little Big Trivet, which consists of wooden dowels that can be moved in or out depending on the size of the pot or pan that you need to put on it. The trivet is meant as a simple functional object, but by coloring the dowels and playing with cord colors it becomes fun too.

-Alissia Melka-Teichroew 

Materials: Beech Wood
Dimensions: 7 x 6.5 x .5 in. when closed / 13.25 x 7 x .5 in. when open