The Unofficial Archive

Ritual by Lachlan Bell


Photo by Vincent van Gurp

Today, salt is packaged in anonymous plastic containers and has become a cheap, everyday seasoning. Lachlan Bell intends to remind us of the value salt used to have. Ritual consists of three parts: a bell jar, a plateau and a shaker. The salt supply is stored beneath the bell jar, the shaker measures it and places it onto the plateau, from which it can be manually sprinkled over the food. The parts that make up Ritual have been made out of granite, which used to be used to dry salt. To stress the diversity of the material Bell has given each part a different treatment as well as a different look.

Lachlan Bell