The Human Scale (2017)

19" x 10" x 6" - Baltic Birch, Steel, Gear Assembly.

This speculative design for a kitchen scale, defines weight as an expression of emotion, rather than a number. Its title is a nod to Jan Gehl’s critique of modern design ignoring the physical and emotional needs of human beings. Exploring relationships between people, their environment, and the food they make and consume, THS asks the viewer to reflect on the benefits of returning to a method of preparation which connects people to food on a more emotional level, and advocates for a return in the usage of the five senses as cooking tools - using hands as a way of measuring (i.e. a pinch of salt rather than a teaspoon), nose and mouth as judge of smell and taste.