"I received a restaurant commission in about 2003 … or thereabouts … to create several dozen wooden dishes to serve bread on. Chef Erwann Salaun, then executive chef at Nautilus Restaurant in Port Douglas (Australia), asked me to create dishes that embodied flowing 'organic' shape with a high degree of artistic design."
"They had to accommodate a Cob style loaf (for 2 people) and small butter ramekin. Furthermore, they were to be shaped and balanced in such a way that the wait staff could carry and present them elegantly at the table for restaurant patrons. The brief really centered around a desire to present food on ware that was unique and different to the other restaurants in town … " - Bob Gilmour: designer.
So, this range of small functional serving dishes was born and carries the name Nautilus in tribute to the restaurant which hosted their beginning. Nautilus is available in two sizes … the original small size (approx. 200mm - 8" long) and also a larger version (approx. 300mm - 12" long) which is great for larger servings. They can also be created in other one-off sizes to suit. The series are produced as one-offs … all different but embodying a general common theme of shape and fluid lines.
Size: 23cm (9.1") x 12cm (4.7") x 4cm (1.6")