Designboom “Beyond Silver” Winners

Congrats to the winners and all those who were shortlisted. Beyond Silver was an international competition with silver as the theme. Create something unique and thoughtful using this precious metal. Hit the jump to see the winners.

Contest: Beyond Silver hosted by Designboom

1st prize: Spore Shaker and Onion Sauce Jar by Heather Bayless from the United States

The concept for this piece comes from a childhood memory of making mushroom spore prints, creating a graphic pattern that repeats the pattern of the mushroom gills after the spores fall from the mushroom. This was the perfect inspiration for spice shakers. The spice powder is contained in the vessel form and can be shaken out through slots in the gill structure, creating a linear pattern. The gill form is removed for filling the container and is held closed with a bayonette fitting. The vessel form was created through by raising by hammer as well as fabrication. The gill structure was created through fabrication and the stem was formed through a combination of fabrication and hammering. The title “Twins” comes from the fact that mushrooms in groupings are all related to each other, but have their own differences and levels of development, as twins do.

2nd prize: Liquid Silver by Sono Mocci from Japan

The silver candle stand has melted. the silver liquid remains on a table and the flame has still winked. This product consists of 2 parts. The silver plate contains removal thin oil tank . The fire lead insert from the small hole of edge on the plate and reach to oil tank. Originally silver is one of the materials with the highest reflectance in evry metals. It is the optimal as a light reflector of lighting. The fire of a candle reflects and shins on the body like flowing silver liquid metal. and dinner will be skillfully illuminated by it. Naturally you could use these also as a tableware plate. enjoy your dinner…

3rd prize: Sharky by Pablo Matteoda from Argentina

INFUSION means to extract certain properties from an soluble ingredient such as tea leaves , herbs or fruit by soaking in liquid (water) until it gets saturated. So we can say that a infuser is the in charged of make this happen. This is a ludic point of view about the color given off from the phenomenon, wich makes more interesting the waiting of the whole process.