Stick in a box - Black Label and Stick in a box - Red Label
Stick in a Box is the ultimate tool for stirring a pot - flipping a steak - scooping up from a jar - cutting a cake - buttering a slice of toast – checking your sauce – scraping the bottom of a bowl – using as a doorstop. Only your imagination limits the possible uses for this practical everyday object. Stick in a Box encompasses the idea that we need beautiful tools at our disposal in our day-to-day lives. Stick in a Box is cut from 100-year old maplewood and finished by hand. This beautiful, functional tool comes in a transparent box featuring a typographic wordplay in black lettering along with suggestions for use. STIR POT · FLIP STEAK · SCOOP JAR · SLICE CAKE · BUTTER TOAST · CHECK SAUCE · SCRAPE BOTTOM · STOP DOOR · SCRATCH BACK · FEEL GOOD.In what almost appears like an evolutionary narrative Søren Ulrik Petersen further developed the original Stick in a Box to create another multifunctional tool. The new Stick in a Box – Red Label is made from the same wood with the same shape as the original one but here one end of the stick is shaped like a fork. It has been named for the red lettering on the package offering the following suggestions for use: SPREAD JAM · BUTTER SCONES · TURN SALAD · SLICE CAKE · OPEN MAIL · TEST PASTA · GO PICNIC · SCRATCH BACK · FEEL GOOD.
Søren Ulrik Petersen
b. 1961, Danish Designer
Søren Ulrik Petersen trained as cabinetmaker at Wulff’s furniture firm in Hellerup in 1985. After completing his apprenticeship he continued his education at The Danish Design School, graduating as a furniture designer in 1990. He has a functionalist approach and bases his products on the goal of promoting close interpersonal relations. One example of a design based on this aspiration is his Stick in a Box, which is a multi-function tool for household use. Søren Ulrik Petersen continues the Danish furniture and design tradition and manages to combine art and craft with a keen sense of material properties. One example of this is his dining set Essence, produced by Royal Copenhagen, which is currently used in the restaurants at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Other examples include his furniture series produced by PP Møbler, among others, and the felt cradle Swing Low. In recognition of his innovative and beautiful work, Søren Ulrik Petersen received the three-year working grant from the Danish Arts Foundation in 2000.