There is one reason the plate is open on one side. After unloading the cheese on this specialized plate, there needed to be a way to unload the cheese to a serving dish without disturbing its structural integrity. This is why the plain that receives the cheese has an unobstructed exit for it. The plate is held from one end and the cheese is carefully pushed onto a serving dish using the open side and a spatula, knife or table spoon.
Aesthetics in this case were dictated by the function of the product, its systemic dependencies on other Bӧrner products, as well as the visual identity of the brand.
The development phase did not take long since Bӧrner Gmbh possesses its own mold shop headed by Mr. Daniel Weis. A young and meticulous design engineer employed by the Client. Much of the 3D printing we used took place in Germany.
The cheese mold, features a reversed indentation of the Bӧrner name so that the end product (the cheese) has the brand name inscribed on it. Too much? Perhaps, but we were proud of the product, why not shout it a bit? The shiny surface helps the cheese slide out after preparation and the proportions of the mold needed to be such that the cheese would drop off the mold on the plate without breaking, when only one litter of milk would be used. One litter of milk, produces a 25mm thick cheese piece. One that is very sensitive.