Roll & Mix by Marcial Ahsayane

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Roll & Mix by Marcial Ahsayane

Designer Marcial Ahsayane of Brussels has designed an oil bottle and pestle that combine to make a rolling pin.

Roll & Mix by Marcial Ahsayane

Called Roll & Mix, the set is designed for making pizza and screws together with a metal thread to make three utensils in one.

Roll & Mix by Marcial Ahsayane

Here's some more information from Ahsayane:


Roll & Mix

Roll & Mix is a multifunctional kitchen roller. It is split in two halves. Each half has a different function by itself. One is an oil bottle and the other one is a pestle for grinding and mixing. These two parts can be threaded in order to be used as a roller as well. So the user has three food preparation utensils compacted in one.

Roll & Mix by Marcial Ahsayane

We used to get dough pizzas, pastry or batter in the shop. But sometimes we appreciate to prepare dough by ourselves. It is “the handmade time” we used to spent during weekend. Sometimes as a relaxing hobby, others because we have guests for dinner and we want to do our best in the kitchen.

Roll & Mix by Marcial Ahsayane

The design provides a compact tool for the kitchen, easy to store and clean. The same tool can roll dough and help us to mix natural food for the sauce. The design is a three in one product. It provides the tools used for roll and mix in a compact way. So the user has an easy way to cook in the kitchen and to store it.

Roll & Mix by Marcial Ahsayane

Two metallic threads in the middle made the design compact or detachable depending of the function desirable. The compact function is for roller. Is when we use flour, water and yeast to made dough. The detachable function is for mixing. Is when we need to add oil with a bottle and grid/mix with the other hand.

Roll & Mix by Marcial Ahsayane

The form is composed by two joined white bottles. White color provides a clean perception due the product touch the food in the preparing process. The dimension of each bottle is the standard proportion for a 11oz (33cl) bottle. It is for instance, the proportion for beer bottle. It is very useful in order to grab it. And the two bottles threaded provides 18.78” (477mm) length for the roller function. Wrinkled texture is necessary for the roller function in order to avoid the dough doesn´t stick on the roller and keep a good grip during the mixing process.

Roll & Mix by Marcial Ahsayane

We don´t have to much time to cook elaborate food. The grandmother cook is lost. Contradictorily we have more resources to get traditional recipes via internet. So the design identifies the possibility to boost the handmade preparing food and recover old traditional cooking techniques. It is know by everybody that we don't have too much time to cook. But also is know that all of us love the hand made food at home. The designs invites to users to cook their own pizzas. Encourage to cook own pasta dough, either as a hobby or to offer or best cuisine to the guests.


See also:

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Hang Around and Toss Around
by KiBiSi for Muuto
Boomerang Wok by Nikolaï Carels for Royal VKB Chop by LucidiPevere Studio
for Normann Copenhagen
  • MAX

    somehow really reminds me the works by Antonio Cos

    • http://www.jvlt.it andrea JVLT

      Exactly! Antonio Cos, 2002.

  • dean

    you would never use that as a rolling pin as the joint will just get clogged up with flour! You ''don't have time to cook any more'' because you will spend your entire evening cleaning flour out of the thread, wondering why you bothered not to use a rolling pin! The bottle looks nice but this is SO pointless. . . . .

  • Prof Z

    I remember this antonio-cos's eco work with real bottles but this project used the typology of bottle because it's a bottle of oil too It's for Muuto, Menu, Norman Copengagen Royal VBK or Alessi…. etc
    http://www.stylehive.com/bookmark/antonio-cos-117

  • Prof Z
  • lookalike

    If you have a look at the website of this designer, many things are 'borrowed' from existing design. Sad to see

  • http://www.chichifurniture.com French Furniture

    Dean…
    "you would never use that as a rolling pin as the joint will just get clogged up with flour! You ''don't have time to cook any more'' because you will spend your entire evening cleaning flour out of the thread, wondering why you bothered not to use a rolling pin! The bottle looks nice but this is SO pointless. . . . . "

    - Totally agree with you on this one, that's the first thing I thought when I saw the image, can actually imagine the bottle leaking too!

  • bodkin

    very clever and beautiful as an object and yet very, very pointless. i suspect some people would buy it just to get the pleasure of telling other people just how clever it is rather than ever actually using it

  • Chinese M

    Pointless design – just like the boomerang wok…
    Again, please can the so-called "designer" just ask himself the fundamental questions of 'what is a rolling pin' and 'how does it actually work' before coming up with a "new" concept?
    The weight of the rolling pin needs to be even, otherwise you are not going to roll the pastry/dough properly. Presumably the pestle needs to be relatively heavy other you can't mash anything; the weight of oil holder will not be constant because, er, oil gets used up (unless you can be bothered to keep it full at all time. And it's probably still not the same weight as the pestle).
    If the oil bottle is not full, you will have the oil sloshing around in one halve.
    Sad waste of efforts, time, marketing, money and MATERIALS…

  • http://san-diego.de/fluege San diego flug

    the roller function in order to avoid the dough doesn´t stick on the roller and keep a good grip during the mixing process.