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pine rosin cheese covers by fabien barrero carsenat
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feb 12, 2013
pine rosin cheese covers by fabien barrero carsenat


‘pinus pinaster’ by fabien barrero-carsenat
image courtesy of fabien barrero-carsenat

 

the stockholm furniture & light fair‘s greenhouse program provides a platform for young creatives and students of selected design schools
to exhibit their product prototypes and research to manufacturers and industry professionals.

 

fabien barrero + carsenat created ‘pinus pinaster’, a set of cheese cover sets made molded from pine rosin.
each handmade so that no two are the same, their appearance is derived from the natural amber coloration of the tree residue which has been collected
via a traditional process originating from les landes, in the south of france.

 

the work is the outcome of the french designer’s historical and chemical exploration of this rough material – considering sustainability and eco-friendly
design approaches in the process of developing the various objects – whose uncontrolled results and imperfections provide a unique material identity
and aesthetic dimension.

 


the various moulds for forming the cheese covers

 

 

the application of the viscous substance for food preservation is appropriate, the anti-bacterial and fungicidal properties found within
aiding in the maturation of cheese. the covers are accompanied by three different wooden trays, each one displaying unique characteristics:
cedar – strong perfumed, recommended for individuals who want their cheese flavored and preserved longer;
cherry – aesthetic  tray for smooth and delicate taste; hornbeam – neutral tray which does not carry any additional smells.

 

 

 
experimentation with different mixtures of resin

 

 

 


experimentation

 

 

 


‘pinus pinaster’
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resulting cheese covers and wooden mould
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pine rosin cheese covers
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the natural amber residue offers a unique material identity and aesthetic dimension
image © designboom

 

 

 

 

 

 


experimentation with resin

 


 

 


sketch of different shapes of cheese covers

 

 

 

 

the making process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


pine rosin cheese covers

 

 

 


 

 


displaying the translucency of the amber material
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designer fabien barrero-carsenat
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