Originally encountered in a 1913 how-to book entitled The Boy Mechanic, 1000 Things for Boys to Do, “The Versatile Querl” was a multi-purpose German kitchen utensil. Intended for mixing, mashing, juicing, and a variety of other uses, the Querl was said to be “better than anything on the market.”
Here recast as a “Queer-All,” the Querl’s versatility is embraced for its metaphoric shape-shifting potentials. Inspired by diverse American design vocabularies, and fabricated using native hardwoods, the Queer-All draws on the aesthetics of sex toys, Shaker furniture, and historic New England woodworking.
photo credit: Stephen Petegorsky
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