The Leo line from BergHOFF brings playful colours, pure shapes and soft textures to the kitchen. Wooden handles versus synthetic ones, soft-touch materials opposed to stainless steel, cork and bamboo fibres, BergHOFF’s in-house designer Pieter Roex has chosen each resource to demonstrate its particular qualities in function and design. An approach that caught the eye of the Red Dot Design jury who promptly honoured the ravioli stamps and the pizza set with the Red Dot Design award.At first glance, it’s a stylish canister, a typical storage unit for kitchen tools. But the Leo canister has a clever extra: a closer look reveals a built-in corkwood insert turning this knife and utensil holder into a real organiser. Knives go into the slots where they are safely stored till next use. Other tools like spatulas, whisks and turners sit neatly alongside the knives. This canister keep all tools within reach and takes up minimal space.
Pieter’s broad knowledge and interest in interior design, architecture and design objects are great resources for designing BergHOFF’s cookware and kitchen items. His personal style is the expression of a modern interpretation of traditional objects which are given a playful twist. His designs can be described as ‘clean clear functional’ while elements of nature are his inspirational triggers.