A New Kind of Pure Design

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In an earlier life, Geoffrey Lilge was at the helm of Pure Design, a company that made modern furniture.

Since selling it 10 years ago, Mr. Lilge, an industrial designer based in Edmonton, Canada, has narrowed his focus to food. He and his wife, Cindy Lazarenko, who is a chef, have a new kitchen products company, On Our Table, which sells Mr. Lilge's cutting boards, boxes for utensils and knife racks. All of the products are made in Edmonton, by hand, from wood. Mr. Lilge favors walnut. He also likes the big loop-shaped handle of the cane carried by the German designer Dieter Rams, a form Mr. Lilge has incorporated into his products.

"Some of these slabs are so big that to have that handle to help pull it out of your cupboard and onto your countertop works fabulously," he said. Prices start at about $55 for an 8-by-18-inch charcuterie board. Information: (780) 695-0994 or onourtable.ca.

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This article originally appeared in The New York Times.


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