I worked with this client for three years while he built his business that consisted of manufacturing and distributing kitchen wares into boutique culinary shops as well as big-box stores. There were a few utilitarian items designed for Williams Sonoma. The more innovative concepts came with exploring ideas that were not directed to specific retailer.
Melamine Bowls. I have a set of these. I actually like them.
Tumbler concepts for Crate & Barrel.
We did a lot of work for Williams Sonoma. Most of it bent wire and frame design. We built a complete line of products in around a months time.
A few additional images of concept work for Tovolo.