Chop Chopping Board
Philip Mainzer’s Chop chopping board is part of a collection of e15 accessories that made their debut in early 2014. Already much celebrated for its furniture designs in solid wood, e15 was eager to expand its offerings with objects of a smaller scale that feature the similar attention to aesthetics and workmanship.
Chop features a rectilinear form composed of solid 1.75” thick European oak. Chop’s narrow integrated rectilinear handle with its subtly curved right angle articulations not only provides tremendous visual interest but provides ease of use in moving the board around. The composition sports signature dovetail joinery detail along with concealed metal bracings that prevent warping due to exposure to moisture. The European oak used is left untreated specifically to ensure hygiene for its function in preparing food.
The Chop chopping board is part of a family of prep surfaces in different shapes, sizes, and materials – each available in separate listings. In addition to its food preparation function, each surface does double duty as a luxe presentation tray/board. Each of these new e15 accessories is so aesthetically pleasing that you’ll want to leave them out to enjoy rather than storing them after use.
Born in Germany, Philipp Mainzer studied product design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and architecture at the Architectural Association both in London. In 1995 Philipp Mainzer co-founded the modern furniture brand e15. Having established the progressive, enduring philosophy and unique branding of e15, he has received international awards for many of his designs, which are identifying icons for e15 and part of several permanent exhibitions in museums. Parallel to the creation of e15, Philipp Mainzer practiced architecture in New York and continues to do so since his return to Germany in 2001. He is a member of the executive committee of German Design Council and regularly gives lectures on architecture, design, and branding. Philipp Mainzer is creative and managing director of e15 and his architecture office PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN.