This product came about during an exercise in an alternative design approach class where students took photos documenting our daily lives and then created a graphic design piece inspired by each photo. The photo that inspired this was a bowl of olives from an olive bar. It occurred to me that there are many different types of olives, but not very many kinds of olive oils.
The idea here is that users can choose which olive oil they want to use depending on what they are cooking and which flavors they'd like to enhance. The pattern was created to represent the idea behind the product and emphasize the variety of olives.