SALAD SERVERS

PATRICK SENIOR, SALAD SERVERS (3 SETS), 1995

SETS OF MYRTLE, SASSAFRAS, HUON PINE
48(W) x 360(L) mm

THE WORK

Senior has a tendency toward utilitarian designs, which can be seen in these Indeco Salad Servers. The uncomplicated geometric design allows them to work in harmony with one another, whether it is as a pair or displayed as an entire series. Patrick’s Salad Servers are not only functional but also achieve an aesthetic and sculptural quality.

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