Balancerie

Milan / Italy / 2012

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“Balancerie” is a kitchen scale that expresses the values of traditional Italian cuisine, promoting the preparation of homemade bakery products. The pursuit of autenticity in food is expressed also into the product: the measurement is not perfect such as the homemade dishes are imperfect. The product consists of only four elements: a wooden rod, where is engraved the measurement scale, a bowl, a weight and a base, all made with a composite of polymer and stone. This material remembers marble but is not cold like this, it’s warm and has a soft touch like ceramic. The kitchen scale works with the balancing of the rod. The first thing to do is to decide the weight of the ingredient, looking on the engraved measure and moving the rod. Then, adding into the bowl the ingredient, the rod moves and when it’s parallel, the weight is correct. It’s not possible to identify the accurate weight but is not so important because the homemade bakery products don’t need this preciseness, on the contrary of food industry products: their value are imperfection and authenticity.
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    “Balancerie” is a kitchen scale that expresses the values of traditional Italian cuisine, promoting the preparation of homemade bakery products. The pursuit of autenticity in food is expressed also into the product: the measurement is not perfect such as the homemade dishes are imperfect. The product consists of only four elements: a wooden rod, where is engraved the measurement scale, a bowl, a weight and a base, all made with a composite of polymer and stone. This material remembers marble...

    Project details
    • Year 2012
    • Work started in 2012
    • Work finished in 2012
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Product design
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