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OOD #2: Famos Vegetable Peeler

11/05/2009

Ladies & Gents,
I hereby introduce you to a new section on Sublime Curious: OOD (Object Of Desire).

So why is this OOD #2 and not #1 if this is an official introduction? The previous post on Irit Design is technically an OOD… I would sing in public for them!

Back to #2.
I’m immensely charmed by everyday work tools that have a history and/or a story. Craftsmanship thrills me. If I hear a copper pot took a master hours to pound out… I want it. Needless to say, I LOVE scrolling through the Kiosk Store online. They have an amazing assortment of simple utilitarian goods from all over the world that I have not seen in any other store/site. In their own words:

“We offer a curated range of products from all over the world in an exhibition format. Everything is sourced during our travels; we build the collection while away and then feature what we found at KIOSK for 4 – 6 months. Our current show is PROVENCE, in addition we also have an “Ongoing” collection of objects from previous exhibitions.

We opened the store to offer an alternative to over-design. We consider the objects we stock to be humble, straightforward and beautiful for their simplicity and directness. Often they are traditional goods that have developed over generations or anonymous design found in general stores, DIYs and kiosks. Products created by not one personality but things that are the result of local aesthetics and needs. Their beauty is sometimes hard to see in today’s market; our motivation to start Kiosk was to shed some light on these anonymous objects and support independent producers.”

Take for instance the Famos Vegetable Peeler from Lennestadt-Elspe, Germany:
Famos Vegetable Peeler

So quiet, humble yet chic! So sharp I might start julienne-ing without knowing it!
Added… to my wish list.

www.kioskkiosk.com
Perfect for splendid holiday gifts.

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