Runa Klock's triangular chopping boards evoke a mountain landscape
Norwegian designer Runa Klock has created a series of triangular chopping boards designed to resemble a mountain range when stacked together.
The Mountains chopping boards by Runa Klock are made from solid ash and were launched as part of the TIVD (This Is Very Dangerous) exhibition at Ventura Lambrate during Milan design week in April.
"When not in use, and put together, they create a landscape and a horizon," said Klock. "The lines in the ash resemble contour lines and shapes in the mountains, and help to enhance the image of a landscape.
The set contains three designs, each an isosceles triangle, but with different heights and widths. "The combination possibilities are many, so you can vary and create your very own mountain horizon," she said.
Klock credits her upbringing on the rugged coast of Norway for her interest in nature, materials and crafts. "I grew up in a village in one of the fjords on the west coast of Norway, and I carry a direct sense of nature," she explained. "Nature is very extreme and present in Norway; an eternal source of inspiration and it surprises me constantly."
Klock is a graduate of the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and has worked with clients such as LADP, Nola and FoodStudio on projects encompassing interior design, events and food design.
In other attempts to make more interesting chopping boards, Bethan Gray has used zig-zagging patterns across marble surfaces and Daphna Laurens has carved angular diamond-shaped grids into wood. See more kitchenware design »
Photography is by Vitor de Castro Lopes.