Pinch is a salt cellar and pepper shaker set that brings the experience of adding a pinch of salt to the dining table, Craighton Berman explains. Berman – a Chicago based creative director, designer and illustrator, is the creator of this elegant tool. Typically a chef keeps a large vessel of salt—known as a cellar—next to the stove, and intuitively pinches portions for their works-in-progress. This direct interaction with the salt was the inspiration for the design of Pinch. Pinch is made out of 2 ceramic parts: the bottom vessel that holds a portion of sea salt, and the top sphere is a traditional pepper shaker. The sphere acts as a cover for the cellar when not in use. The 2nd edition of Pinch is available for purchase, after the 1st edition was funded by enthusiastic people on Kickstarter about one year ago.
Categorized “Salt and pepper shaker”
The S&P Dolly, designed by Ross McBride for design-house Normann Copenhagen, is recently awarded with the prestigious IF Product Design Award 2010. The porcelain salt and pepper pot combines humor with notable, round feminine, design, adding style to both kitchen and table. McBride says: I see design as predominantly a problem-solving exercise like a puzzle. Half of the work is defining the problem, and how creative you are with the endeavor affects the quality of the solution. It is this challenge that makes the work enjoyable. McBride graduated in graphic design from the California Institute of Arts in 1985. He moved to Tokyo upon graduation where he has worked ever since, focusing on product and furniture design.