The Chop Carafe is based on the observation that if one takes a volume it can be cut in and fold it out to create a snout. The carafes are made from standard aluminum profiles as used in the building industry. The profiles are cut in and a segment is removed. Adding a bottom- and a “V” shaped plate the parts are then welded together into the final shape. After grinding and pearling they are anodized and coated against fruit acids. The carafes hold between 0,7 to 1,0 liters and are made for liquids like wine, water or juices. There are three different basic shapes based on round, square and rectangular aluminum profiles.
The snout folds out 30 degrees. Since on the square and rectangular carafe they fold out diagonally one ends up with an either left-handed or right-handed version.
The project was born out of a foam-cutter logic that is often used in contemporary architecture. From first idea to status quo 2 years have passed. First try outs where done in Amsterdam, but on a trip to Istanbul the prototyping was solved in an pleasant ad-hoc mentality of local craftsmen in September 2012. In a team play between a local profile shop, a work-shop specialized in cutting and a old local welder in the district of Çağlayan, all found at the local bar, the prototypes were ready within 24 h.
sizes are: round: a = 80 mm ; h =240 mm ; d = 2 mm square: a = 70 mm ; h =210 mm ; d = 2 mm rectangular: a = 50 mm , b = 100mm ; h =200 mm ; d = 2 mm