This was one of two final projects from Wood One, a Rhode Island School of Design class for Industrial Design sophomores. The course focuses on design and craft in wood using primarily handtools.
The brief for this project was to design and build a fruit bowl from a single block of 8-quarter pine. Handcarving had to be the primary method of form construction and texture had to be employed in the surface.
Early sketches for idea generation, including a spread of 36 ideas generated in 15 minutes.
From this spread, a few ideas were selected for development, as seen above.
Clay studies to decide structure
Sketches analysing possible form and proportions
Wooden sketch models to inform intelligent construction methods
Orthographic sketches to work out proportions
Final clay and paper models
Finished carving with pomegranate
The top tray is removable for serving and can be slid across the stand, creating beautiful compositions