es cutting board

THERE IS SUCH A THING as design bloat; John Brauer’s ES Cutting Board seems to fit this scenario when you read its lengthy features list: a slope that allows liquids to drain; a “cutting angle” that offers ergonomic benefits; hygienic, non-slip and reversible polyethylene construction. However, one look at the board dispels such notions: if the aforementioned functionality is truly packed into such a simple, eye-pleasing shape, the correct description is not bloat, but elegance.