This is a wooden coster for drinks or any other items, a 100% handmade product of original design and handmade by Chen Shu at 103store, Guangzhou, China.
Material / maple wood
Color / natural wood color
Size / L250 x W100 x H15 mm
The idea of making this coster comes from an opportunity of custom made a tray for a coffee shop. They want a wooden tray which can hold coffee cups and coffee sugar pots.
The cups they choose are ornamental. In order to achieve the "display" effect and to highlight the presence of objects on the plate, here is the final version of it. Hope you will also enjoy putting things on it：）
>>What is 103store?
103store is a diversified co-creative space where three operators regularly host various sorts of handcraft courses, creative activities, food gatherings and interactive exhibitions, in Tianhe district of Guangzhou, China.
>>How many people are involved in 103store, and what role does each person play?
There are totally three people in our shop. Me, Shu, as one of owners of 103store, run and manage 103store as a full-time job. I'm also a woodcraft artisan based in Guangzhou (China), opened 103store with two partners, Maf (owner of 103store, also a freelance graphic designer) and Lin (owner of 103store, although she has her own full-time job), on 09 May 2015. Making wood-wares, sometimes teaching people how to make little wood items are basically Shu's daytime schedule.
>>What is [ IDIOS ] ?
IDIOS is an independent design brand created by Shu and Maf, we design and make wooden product in 103store. The word "IDIOS" comes from "idiosyncrasy". Everyone has a few little idiosyncrasies and this wooden utensils also reflects our idiosyncrasies about wood and tableware.
>>How our items are made?
From designing, preparing wooden materials, shaping, polishing to waxing, all making process is accomplished by Shu in 103store. We also design, print and do the package by our own. The idea of making this pair of salad servers comes from the need of Shu, as a salad amateur, she is always looking for simple, easy to use product without over-design. During the making process, she adjusted size of grip for several times to get a balance between having a comfortable grip and a smooth shape.
>>How to contact us?
Ins: #103store #idios_official
Address: Room 103, 27 Street Liuyunwu, 2nd Road Tianhenan, Tianhe District, Guangzhou.