Moxy Metals

Faucet Salt and Pepper Shaker
December 6, 2009, 4:46 am
Filed under: Student Work | Tags: , , , , ,

This fully functional and food safe prototype is a salt and pepper shaker in one, inspired by a faucet.  Inside the main pipe are two small acrylic tubes, one for salt and one for pepper.  The tubes are attached via metal rod to the faucet valve on the top of the piece, which is labeled S for salt in one direction and P for pepper in the other.  The bottom of the internal acrylic tubes rests on an acrylic stopper, the bottom/handle of which is the form of the droplet coming out of the faucet.  This stopper has a silicon jump ring and is pressure fit.  It includes holes placed so that when the user turns towards S or P the appropriate tube sits over the holes and dispenses the spice.  There is a small dish for catching the salt and pepper, and then distributing it onto food, though most plates and bowls could fit underneath.  The piece is approximately 8.5″ tall x 4″ wide x 5″ deep.  Materials used include chrome plated copper and bronze, epoxy, acrylic and silicon.  This piece has also been etched with the S and P details, arrows and the bubble pattern you see on the back of the faucet and in the small dish.


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