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Design by David Weatherhead.
Masterfully simple, supremely useful. For the Loophole Tong, Teroforma connected London-based designer David Weatherhead with Chris Mroz, a Washington-based inventor and published research scientist, whose work includes a proprietary "Extreme Wood Bending" process that some playfully liken to "witchcraft." The process allows the bending of thick, solid woods into wild shapes (a process which Chris has used mainly for a range of architectural applications, including prototype projects for the likes of Frank Gehry and Sir Richard Rogers). But Loophole is the first use of Mroz's process for product design.
Loophole is crafted in one seamless piece of carefully selected North American hardwood. Beautifully shaped, it is loaded with the natural "elastic potential energy" made possible by Chris's process. Designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind, the Tongs are ripe for use with salads, meats, appetizers and more. Natural Ash finish.
Arrives gift boxed.
Material(s): Ash wood
Dimensions: 3.75" W X 10.66" L
Designer: David Weatherhead
David's interest is in the everyday and the design of objects with a particular gesture and semantic. A graduate of the MA Design Products course at the Royal College of Art 2007 and the BA Product and Furniture Design course at Ravensbourne 2004. David's experience spans design and creative strategy across product, packaging, furniture and exhibition design. David has worked with a variety of brands and organizations including: Arco, Brompton Design District, DesignMarketo, GOODD, Kingston University, Lago s.p.a. Seletti s.p.a. and Thorsten van Elten.
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