Origin: Basket for throwing
Chestnut strapping tray interwoven in its central part, which rises progressively on the sides towards the back: in these lifting points the straps are thinner, chestnut or hazel. It has two handles, one on each side. Its function is to throw cereal, or more likely legume, with a gentle movement that throws it upwards so that the grain falls upwards while the powder and other elements, lighter, are carried by the wind.
The design of the cheese maker and bread basket Bi emerges from a very curious and little known piece such as the basket for throwing cereal. The name that was given to this agricultural utensil is unknown but its usefulness is well known since it is also found in other parts of the globe. This piece made of chestnut wood and sinuous forms serves as the basis for the development of two objects that differ in the function of the original and explores new utilities for it. Using two materials such as junk and pottery, a set of positives and negatives is created to generate a current dialogue for its new function; house bread and cheese.
Designed by Pedro Galdón / Basque Ceramic Design & team at the 2nd Basque Design Project Conference.
Manufactured by Pedro Galdón / Basque Ceramic Design and Daniel Lizarralde / Zurjole.