When whole nuts are more expensive,
you are paying for the joy of cracking them open.
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In supermarkets, whole nuts are more expensive than peeled ones. The consumer nutcracker is therefore not a tool of efficiency but an object of joy. This design maximizes joy.
Concept poster (2013)
Sometimes more is more.
How It Works
Not Pulverizing the Nut
Air pocket + just enough space.
Supermarket walnuts are surprisingly homogenous,
so this works for over 95% of walnuts we tested.
Interaction via Material
Precision in Brutality
By by adding needle bearings, we removed most friction from the pendulum joint, this highlights the hammer's weight and potential kinetic energy.
A nutcracker designed for maximal pleasure features the visceral joy of things just magically snapping into place.
Oiled Oak + Sledge Hammer
Even though it was harder to work with an objet-trouvé,
a specially made "designerly" sledge hammer would lessen the experience.
Concept Poster (2013)
RedDot Concept Best of the Best 2022
Mia Seeger Stiftung 2022
BraunPrize Winner 2021
McKinsey Digital Shapers 2020 Winning Team
McKinsey Digital Shapers 2020 Best Experience Designer
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last updated 2022/09/18