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Stabile Bread Lame

 

Stabile BREAD LAME

Bringing Stability to the Bread Scoring Experience

The Stabile Bread Lame is a bread scoring tool designed to provide the professional or home baker a steady and smooth cutting experience.

Product Design / Physical Prototyping

 
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The Challenge

As an avid bread baker Alexia became frustrated with the bread scoring tool she was using: the sharp blade was precarious to load and once installed the blade would move around and at times even come off during the scoring process. In her design process safe/easy blade loading and stability became her focus.

 
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The Solution

Formally the smooth curve transitions on the grip emulate the smooth cuts often seen on bread and make for a comfortable grip. For securing the blade she initially explored the use of magnets and screws, but ultimately decided to use a hinge on the tip of the tool as it provided the safest and most secure way to install and hold the thin blade in place. 

 
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Second Iteration Process

Get a peak into the process of re-designing the tool for production and exploring optimal forms and angle for the blade.

 
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Scored & Baked

an alphabet made of bread

This typography project presented itself shortly after the Stabile Bread Lame was made. Alexia decided to go on a two-day baking spree to showcase her passion for bread baking and play with her favorite part of the process, scoring the bread. Since the scoring is done on the unbaked bread dough, the baking process dictates the final letter forms, which at times yields some unexpected results.

Typography / Visual Design

 

Process

After baking 26+ loaves of bread, over a period of about 24 hours, it was time to photograph the results to create the poster. Here is a peak into the entire process.