URBANCASE

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DAYBED

MATERIALS: Maples, Wool, Foam

DIMENSIONS: 94"w X 17"d X 28"h

 

The Daybed is a  nod to the Shakers' rolling beds.  It has wheels on the back legs to facilitate moving for cleaning. The integrated side table refers to the platform of Shaker wood stoves.  


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T-BASE SIDE TABLE

MATERIALS: Solid ash, natural oil/wax finish, steel

DIMENSIONS: 13.5"D X 26"H

 

The T-Base side table is inspired by a side table located in the meeting house at Hancock Shaker Village. The base is counterweighted for stability and it's desiged to be pulled up over the edge of a bed or sofa.


DUSTPAN  

MATERIALS: Beech, Polysyrene

DIMENSIONS: 11"W X 11"L X 3"H

 

A reference to the Shakers' obsession with cleanliness and their enthusiasm for advancements in materials and technology, the Dustpan combines the tactility of a wood handle and the durability of plastic. 

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HERB CHOPPER AND CUTTING BOARD  

MATERIALS: Stainless Steel, Ash

DIMENSIONS:

Blade: 4.5"L X 4.25"W X 0.5"H

Chopping Block: 8.75"L X 8"W X 1.25"H

 

The process of collecting, chopping and grinding herbs not only contributes to physical health but enhances the experience of cooking and eating. The herb chopper and cutting board are simple studies of everyday objects. The chopper is made from stainless steel and the grip is integrated into the shape of the blade, while the board, a basic chopping block, has a slot for the blade to nest in.

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MORTAR AND PESTLE: WALNUT, CONCRETE, CORIAN

MATERIALS: walnut, concrete, corian, obsidian

DIMENSIONS: Various Dimensions

 

The Mortar and Pestle collection consists of three designs. The wood mortar was designed for use with fresh herbs. Rather than crushing leaves, rolling the sphere against the smooth wood surface presses oils from the plant and releases more of their natural fragrance. The concrete and Corian mortars are to be used with dried herbs and spices. The abrasive properties of the concrete as well as the spiral grooves in the Corian help break down herbs as the pestle is rolled back and forth. Obsidian was chosen for the pestle because it's a dissimilar material from all three mortars and will reduce wear.

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DESIGNER PROFILE  

Company / Urbancase

DESIGNER / Darin Montgomery 

LOCATION / Seattle, wA, USA

WEBSITE/  URBANCASE.COM

Darin Montgomery is a designer and maker based in Seattle, Washington. His practice is based on the philosophy that objects and spaces should contribute to a simpler and more pared back lifestyle. Darin is also the founder of the Lighting company, Standard Socket.  Darin will soon to launch a new furniture and houseware company,  Meer to promote a culture of thoughtful consumption.