London based designer Benjamin Hubert has created a beautiful range of terracotta pots with rubber lids for Danish homeware brand Menu.
Benjamin Hubert presents a new series of storage containers at Maison & Objet 2013. Produced in collaboration with danish brand Menu, the ‘pots’ collection stems from the studio’s research into the typologies and language associated with ancient and contemporary methods of keeping products cool and dry through the utilization of terracotta.
Each pot has a natural exterior and a glazed interior, while the lids are injection-moulded silicone. The collection represents an uncompromising contrast between the ancient traditions found in terracotta and the industrial modernity embedded in the mass-produced rubber lids. ‘Pots’ provide an earthen landscape of sculptural but functional objects for your kitchen table, desk or windowsill. The series consists of four vessels, each holding a specific function – or ingredient of your choice:
- A tall djembe-like sculpture with a distinct waistline that holds your spaghetti or grissini so you can easily grasp it without lifting the pot.
- A container with a wide pouring area making it easy for you to control the dispense of pastas and grains.
- A small, pouring device with a long neck allowing for controlled dispensing of seeds, grains and sugar.
- A stout cookie jar that can be twisted and turned to encourage sharing. This contains biscuits, tea bags, bonbons etc..