Miguel began his investigation into how intent can affect the meaning of objects by shaping clay into “gestures of generosity.” He then began a self-imposed diet where he only ate the foods that he loves if they were made from scratch. This series of material studies, along with the diet, inspired a set of bread-making tools that illustrated the notion that “our tools are shaped by the intent we knead into them.”
Miguel’s next iteration analyzed the touchpoints where tools would improve the process. And inspired by watching artisanal bakers in Mexico, he identified techniques that would inform his designs.
The final designs are hand-crafted Mahogany bread tools, in keeping with the artisanal bread-making process he practices and is inspired by.