Performing Objects Studio
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Hot:Bloc (2010)

The foundation for this project was a fascination for induction heating and its almost magic ability to heat up iron or steel internally without a flame or element. Although already used in kitchen stoves I felt it still had the potential to be applied in a more surprising way.

One of my favourite items in the kitchen is a simple wooden chopping board. An item that stains, warps and becomes scarred over time. A simple and pure product that can add warmth and character. 

Was it possible to combine induction with wood to make a chopping board that could magically heat food without actually getting hot?