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.