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Ayasa Pourer

powder coated



product details

Materials powder coated aluminium
Process metal spinning
Dimensions W 8.5cm x Dia. 7.8cm x H 9.7cm
Capacity 0.35L
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This drip-free milk pourer is inspired by the extended 90-degree rim or lip found on Indian stainless steel kitchenware. It’s this lip feature that effectively makes it ‘drip-free’. This pourer is hand-spun out of food-safe aluminium. It is powder-coated in four colours (on the outside.) Use it as a drip-free milk pourer, but also for salad dressings, oils or for adding water into your vases.

Once we had designed these pourers, we struggled to find a craftsperson capable of doing the metal spinning by hand. Traditional methods aren’t being practiced widely anymore and many machines are now CNC-operated. We searched extensively and eventually found Venkatesh Chinappa, a man with over 25 years’ experience spinning metal on a manual machine.

Venkatesh now makes all of Tiipoi’s brass, copper and aluminium spun products in our Bangalore workshop and works closely with an engineer who reads the drawings. Though metal spinning is thought of as an industrial manufacturing process because a machine is involved, it is in reality a highly-specialised manual process that is akin to any skilled handcraft. You can see a video of him making a jar here.

We also have a copper and brass version of this pourer, and some jars made using the same process.

We are a product design studio based between Bangalore and London.

India fascinates and inspires us. We think that there is more to Indian design than just sticking an elephant on it, and that Indian craft has more to offer than simply repeating the past.

India can seem a pretty chaotic place. But sitting there, quietly are some really incredible, super functional designs. The “designers” of these objects if they can be found at all, aren’t celebrated in the same way as they are in other countries. Instead design is seen as a bi-product of living. This unassuming approach, with an emphasis on a quiet functionality, is what inspires and drives our creative process.

At Tiipoi, we tell positive and insightful stories of a real India, that is changing and shifting all the time. We don’t want to tell nostalgic stories of its past. We prefer to look at what is happening right now, and highlight India’s role in contemporary design.