Folding trivet

DesignerPaolo Minola
Prize1st Place in Home Interior Products / Kitchen Accessories/Tabletop
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Entry Description

This folding trivet is part of Villeroy & Boch Cooking Elements range project. Made by high quality silicone, non-stick, heat resistant up to 240 degrees. The folding lines have a minimum thickness which allows a perfect fold (this feature is its main key point). There are many other folding trivets in the market, but this one is made by one silicone piece only, which is its second key point: all the others use at least 2 or more pieces and materials, or they have joints that will wear out with use and washing. I worked closely with Sourcing and Technical teams in order to achieve the minimum thickness for allowing the folding and to find a good surface finish for a good grip and tactile feeling. In 2 sizes: 18cm x 18cm and 18cm x 27cm.

About Designer

After graduated at Milan Polytechnic university in 2002, I started to work as industrial designer in Italy (with Pasqui & Pasini Associates), and at a later time worked also on architectural and interior design projects in Italy, Russia and China. For several years I have worked on products, street furniture (with Arch. Angelo Cortesi), furniture, exhibit, graphics, commercial & hospitality projects. Some clients I worked for in China are: Nike, Wieden+Kennedy, HNA Group and Victorinox. Since 2011 I worked as design consultant for Li & Fung Group carrying out projects for retailers such as John Lewis and JCPenney and for brands like Villeroy & Boch and Jonathan Adler.