Friday, October 23, 2009

Virginie's cutlery tray rescue

Designer Virginie Manichon steps up to her first Process 376 design challenge and gives us this. The lowly plastic cutlery organizer has never looked so elegant (actually, it's probably never looked elegant at all). It's the attention to detail that cinches it, with metal posts to secure the pieces in place, and a scrap of salvaged window screen serving as a cover. You can't see it, but she's added a magnet to hold the screen in the open and closed positions.
The entire project cost only a few pennies for the hardware, and most of the elements were salvaged or free:
  • Cutlery organizer from a yard sale
  • Salvaged window screen
  • Pins (holding rings and cross) recovered from a paper lantern
  • Scrap metal
  • Magnet salvaged from an electric toothbrush head
  • Rivets and fasteners (new)
Nice work, Virginie. Can't wait to see what you make next time!

Images from Virginie Manichon.

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