LUNCHBOX

SURRY SCHLABS STUDIO  •  SPRING 2019

BASSWOOD, CHERRY WOOD, PINK PAPER, WAXED THREAD

MIXED MEDIA HAND DRAWINGS

The Lunchbox accommodates a piece of Baked Alaska, an American dessert whose main ingredients are tri-color ice cream, pound cake, and whipped meringue. Baked Alaska is a dish of extravagance; its section cut reveals many colors and textures, and the finished dessert is often set ablaze prior to serving.

The Lunchbox serves as a full-scale vessel designed to contain, transport, and display a small Baked Alaska, and to facilitate its sharing between two people. 



On either side of the Lunchbox are small notches in which a user will find a piece of thread. The thread can be pulled so that the pink ‘curtain’ on one half of the box collapses into itself. The extra thread can then be wrapped around small knobs at either end.

Inside the box, one will encounter two sets of cutlery, and in the center, Baked Alaska.







The design of the Lunchbox seeks to match the extravagance of Baked Alaska. The act of opening the Lunchbox is theatrical and dramatic, much like the dessert itself.





Section / elevation drawing



Conception drawing  •  the recipe and its origins



Production drawing  •  ice cream, pound cake, and meringue



Presentation drawing  •  blowtorched meringue + silver spoon

presentation


Consumption drawing  •  the glory of eating Baked Alaska

consumption


Synthesis drawing  •  melting: the fate of Baked Alaska

synthesis