Grid Plank and Grid Table
by Daphna Laurens

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Product news: Dutch design duo Daphna Laurens carved diamond-shaped grids into these wooden chopping boards and tables (+ slideshow).

Grid Plank and Grid Table by Daphna Laurens

Daphna Laurens' Grid Plank collection comprises four beech chopping boards in different sizes, with a smooth side for preparing food and a decorative gridded side for serving.

Grid Plank and Grid Table by Daphna Laurens

The Grid Table has powder-coated steel legs and an angular beech top, which is shaped to reflect the diamond grid pattern carved on its surface.

Grid Plank and Grid Table by Daphna Laurens

Other chopping boards we've featured include a wooden design with built-in compartments and one that doubles as the base of a ceramic bowl.

Grid Plank and Grid Table by Daphna Laurens

Other products by the same designers include a set of cork and aluminium storage containers and a leaning floor lamp that looks like it's peeking through a wall – see all design by Daphna Laurens.

Grid Plank and Grid Table by Daphna Laurens

Here's some information from Daphna Laurens:


Grid Plank

The shapes of all four 'cut and serve' Grid Planks originate from Daphna Laurens' grid studies, one of many methods for the design studio to devise form and shape. Varying in size and grid, all planks are designed to be clear-­cut functional and aesthetically alluring, without adding unneeded materials or 'handy' accessories.

Grid Plank and Grid Table by Daphna Laurens

"Cut on the smooth, serve on the grid side." Use the plank like this and it will persist in being neat and tidy for a very long time. Oiling the beech wooden plank once in a while, using grape seed or alternative thin non-­smelling oil extends its durable use. A 'how to treat' specification comes with every Grid Plank.

Four different shapes, about 40 mm thick beech wood and grips for easy handling. Grid Plank 300X300, Grid Plank 300X400, Grid Plank 300X525 (two grid types available), Grid Plank 200X600

Grid Plank and Grid Table by Daphna Laurens

Grid Table

While working on the design of the Grid Plank (Inventory collection) and Gitter (wooden dwelling for concept store YOU ARE HERE) the idea to create the Grid Table arose. Like the Grid Plank, the shape of the table originates from Daphna Laurens' 'grid studies'. Meaning that the grid determines the outer shape of the table.

Constructed from beech wood and powder-coated steel, this version of the Grid Table is sized: 200 X 120 X 75 centimetres. Both the steel frame as well as the tabletop is separable into manageable parts.

  • nope.

    Have these people ever used a cutting board before? Etching grooves into one makes it practically useless.

    • rohtmuz

      Agree. Some things just don’t need redesigning!

      • http://twitter.com/spacescape @spacescape

        Have these people ever actually read the text of an article before? :)

        “a smooth side for preparing food and a decorative gridded side for serving”

        Though I agree it’s not the most revolutionary redesign project I’ve seen.

        • http://www.moloko.lt mlk

          Okay, but it’s inconvenient. Preparing food on one side makes it dirty and then you put it on a clean table, and need to clean not only the board on both sides, because serving side also becomes dirty, but the table.

    • Next time, read

      “With a smooth side for preparing food and a decorative gridded side for serving.”

      SMOOTH SIDE FOR PREPARING FOOD. Let’s actually read the second paragraph before we get all knotted up next time, ok?

    • Hannah

      “Cut on the smooth, serve on the grid side.” I personally don’t really have an opinion on the design of this cutting board, but I think you have misunderstood the usage (which is understandable as they haven’t shown a single picture of the smooth side).

    • Read

      “With a smooth side for preparing food and a decorative gridded side for serving.” Although I do agree with the whole thing being rather pointless.

    • Kate

      What a successful project. Somebody has done more than just sit on their sofa and criticise somebody else’s project.

      Congratulations on a good idea. An extremely well executed product and a very humble, restrained solution too.

      This is not the end of the need for a cutting board. It has an application and it does it well. Nice one.

  • lucienne li

    You couldn’t clean them…

  • mike

    Yeah, that will make it easy to clean! You really do have to wonder where some designers come from and why this is published.

  • Batman

    @nope @rohtmuz

    “smooth side for preparing food and a decorative gridded side for serving”

    Classic form and share an opinion without reading the article. Although I agree this is largely pointless.

  • Batman (again)

    Also, even more pointless now I consider that means you have to prep food on the smooth side, clean it and then flip it to serve on the reverse side. No one will do that.

  • Dariusz

    Jeez. First it’s connected metal pan handles, now etched cutting boards. Get out of the studio and into the kitchen, and learn some valuable lessons first.

  • Gustav

    Before you criticise, read the text: “Daphna Laurens’ Grid Plank collection comprises four beech chopping boards in different sizes, with a smooth side for preparing food and a decorative gridded side for serving.”

  • Annaiz

    I’ve been using the cutting board for some time now. It’s really fun to use a nicely designed board. I even started cutting bread myself again. On the carved site!

  • oh.stv

    Haha, before you criticise the critique read through the comments first.