ROCKET MILL

PATRICK SENIOR, ROCKET MILL, 2006

SALVAGED SYCAMORE (ACER PLATANUS), COLOURED STAIN, STAINLESS STEEL, CERAMIC MECHANISM
170(L) x 63(Ø) mm

THE WORK

The Rocket Mill evolved from a desire to bring greater presence to Indeco's range through the use of colour. In order to contrast the bright colours Patrick sought a whitish wood, selecting the beautiful fiddle-back sycamore. The Zassenhaus' ceramic mechanisms were sourced as the ultimate in quality but unfortunately are no longer available.

THE DESIGNER

Patrick Senior obtained an Associate Diploma (Wood) in 1987, followed by five years experience working as a cabinetmaker. In 1992 Patrick and Mieke Loncin-Senior established Indeco (a contraction of Innovative Design Company). Patrick designs and makes the Indeco range in their workshop in the Tamar River area, while Mieke takes care of marketing and packaging.

Indeco focuses on a range of kitchenware that includes ladles, cheese boards, pepper/salt/herb and spice mills. Distinguished by their clean lines and the absence of unnecessary detail, Patrick’s designs exhibit a rare balance between functionality, aesthetic appeal and affordability. Much of his work is notable for an absence of applied finishes, allowing the bare wood to be seen, felt and smelt.

“. . . I place great importance on creating clean simple designs without adornment or embellishment and seeking beauty from line and proportion.”

Born: 1952, Launceston, Tasmania

Training: Associate Diploma (Wood), Tasmanian State Institute of Technology, 1987