Alex Geal



Alex Geal  

Pressed is an exploration into pressing sheet metal on the hydraulic press, with the aim of creating a range of domestic tools that utilise the affordances of simple bends. The project was developed through the approach of thinking through making.

The hydraulic process culminated in the creation of several utensils, including a bottle opener, cork screw, salad and ice tongs, shoe horn and salad servers.

The continuity of the simple singular bend allowed for a united aesthetic across all utensils.

Finish was also explored in both low and high polish variations.

Video link to making process: