The project side by side is a collaboration between designers and workshops for disabled people. The boat builder and product designer Andreas Ulbricht created this simple and timeless bread box made of light maple wood and smoked oak in the course of this project.
The cover is made out of maple wood and adds a special detail to this design. One the one side it is furrowed whereas the other side is flat. This way, it can not only be used for closing the bread box, but also as cutting board. A textile lining inside the box protects the bread from moisture and prevents it from moulding.
The side by side bread box is produced in the Caritas workshops in Westerwald/Rhein-Lahn. These workshops aim at integrating people with handicaps both socially and professionally. There they are supported in learning professional skills as well as in advancing social competence.
The creation made by Andreas Ulbricht and the employees of the Caritas workshop was awarded the Design Plus and the Form Prize in 2002.