A lasting impression
These special presentation boards are easy to use and at the same time embellish your kitchen. The boards have a textured pattern on one side that is applied as an embossing in the pear wood. The flat side can be used as a cutting board, the embossed side is intended as a presentation board. The circle shaped handles are perfect to carry them around or to hang them on the wall, creating a beautiful geometric composition.
Transparency of the production chain comes naturally to us.
For us, that doesn't just mean giving information about where something has been produced. Our chain starts much earlier: with the designer of the product!
We'll tell you the whole story. Click on the buttons to discover the different steps:
The Pragen Boards are designed by Hanne Willmann. Hanne is a product designer based in Berlin. Experimenting with different materials and all their numerous combinations forms the basis of all her work.
During her graduation she developed a technique to 'emboss' wood. After numerous studies she found a method to create permanent structures and relief in wood surfaces in this way.
Together with Vij5 , Hanne designed a set of two pearwood presentation boards for cutting and serving, which are unique because of the embossed relief pattern. This technique literally gives the pear wood surface a third dimension, making it both visually and tactile attractive.
With an open mind and a strong dedication to the craft I am determined to fully reveal the essence of every piece I come across. My products share a great deal of individuality and confidence, yet retain their modesty.Hanne Willmann
CURATE + TRANSLATE
The Pragen Boards have been part of the Vij5 collection since 2017. We met Hanne in Germany already some time ago where she showed us a sample of her Prägen project. Having a soft spot for interesting new materials, we immediately fell in love with the technique and took a sample with us to our studio in Eindhoven. We invited Hanne to do a workshop with us to explore the possibilities of the technique together. That is how we came up with the Prägen Boards as a first product with this new technique.
The Pragen Boards are handmade in small series in our workshop in Eindhoven. A special method developed by Hanne Willmann is used to press permanent structures and reliefs into wooden surfaces. Pear wood is used as a base. Besides the fact that it has a beautiful colour, pear wood lends itself very well to this technique where other types of wood do not.
After the planks have been made to measure, the pattern is 'embossed' using a special press. This does require some muscle!
Then the handles are attached to the wood and the planks are oiled with four layers of grape seed oil.
The shelves are available in two sizes of approx. 18 x 30 cm or 16 x 68 cm, both with a black powder coated ring.
In the material passport you can find where and by whom the different parts of this product are made.
The pear wood is embossed at Vij5 and further finished in Eindhoven (NL).
These are produced in the Eindhoven region (NL) and are also coated there.
Small approx. 18 x 30cm
Large approx. 16 x 68cm
In Vij5 collection since 2017
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