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.