ISSUE 40  |  Confident Colors

Tabletop: Wooden Tabletop Pieces by Teroforma

October 05, 2010 6:00 PM

BY Janet Hall

Teroforma was founded by the husband/wife team of Andrew and Anna Hellman with a simple aim: to make thoughtfully designed objects for the table. The duo has collaborated with 22 artisans and designers from 14 countries and built a range of products, including an appealing line of handcrafted wooden tabletop pieces available at Velocity Art and Design.

Above: The Loft Condiment Set of table tools by Norwegian industrial designer Thea Mehl is handcarved from fallen Pennsylvania hardwoods (the utensils’ shapes are "directly influenced by Mehl's memory of her grandfather’s model plane propellers") Made at Blueberry Hill Treeware in Pennsylvania by Bill Baumgartel, a master woodworker and a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, the Loft Condiment Set includes a jam spoon, chutney fork, and a spreader; $50 for the set.

Above: The Avva Serving Boards are crafted with New England beech wood sourced by Armster Reclaimed Lumber in Connecticut from fallen, urban-salvage, or reclaimed wood. They are crafted at Breakfast Woodworks in Guilford, Connecticut, by master woodworker Ken Fields and treated with a simple food-safe wood oil. The Avva Serving Boards come in three sizes: the small size is 7 by 12 inches ($50), the medium is 12 inches square ($70), and the large is 9 by 12 inches ($90). 

Above: The Avva Salt and Pepper Mills by Norwegian industrial designer Thea Mehl are made at Blueberry Hill Treenware in Pennsylvania by Bill Baumgartel; $82 for the set.