Valerie Objects x Nendo

Good design today affects everything in our daily lives. It improves our lives by making things easier and efficient. The gastronomic world represents new ideas each day and shows how modern choices can increase interest in this sphere.

Innovative kitchenware solutions are made for the modern user who appreciates and is interested in functionality, but also simplicity.

The Japanese design studio Nendo has teamed up with Antwerp-based furniture and home manufacturer Valerie Objects to create a unique set of salt and pepper shakers. Such a simple and important piece of everyday kitchenware is typically presented in a very traditional way. Enter Nendo with a fresh interpretation through a redesigned shape and interactivity.

The round shapes give a bit of more organic feeling to the whole design pieces. Both shakers consist of two parts: a round glass bottle container with a ribbed bottom, and a glass base. The glass bottle holds the salt and pepper and acts as a pestle. The intention is that when one picks up the bottle, the user can pour the existing contents into the holder, and then grinds it with the base of the bottle.

It is available in frosted black and white glass. It is impossible not to admire their clean, minimalist design and the feeling of simplicity for both the salt and the pepper shakers.