The TRIANGLE TRIVET was Base Modern's first design. Its form was inspired by the "impossible" or Penrose triangle as designed by Oscar Reutersvard in 1934. The Penrose triangle is a familiar object to us all due in large part to the work of M.C. Escher but also because of its use in popular culture. While not itself an optical illusion, the Triangle Trivet will make you look twice at your table-scape. The line work of its form draws in the eye, but more importantly it protects your table top by acting as a heat sink for a hot pot or pan.
10" L x 10" W x 3/8" H
Base Modern is a Portland Oregon based design studio that produces meaningful objects for the home.
In addition to his work as a contemporary furniture designer,
principal Scott Cummings has a small product line of home décor, lighting and jewelry. All of Base Modern products are made by hand in Oregon.