Pressing instead of turning
Salt mills are made of many different materials, mostly wood, plastic, metal and ceramic. With the help of a bearing-supported grinder, the contents are crushed and fall out on the underside.
For our re-materialisation of the mill into a mono material, we understood the grinding and mortar function as a tool, so that our final version follows the aesthetics of a pair of pliers. The object, cast in two parts (in PUR plastic in the model), crushes the salt placed in the shovel with the help of a mortar. The tongs were cast in different colour combinations, which can be recombined with each other.
Our objective was not only to dematerialise the tool itself, but also to find a way to eliminate the often needless packaging.
Fictitiously, we addressed the local zero waste shop “Abgefüllt”. The concept is a symbiosis of the basic unpacked shop philosophy and the claim to construct a salt mill that is accessible to the general public and that meets individual requirements in terms of quantity or degree of granulation.
The result is a graphic that shows the function of a possible salt dispenser and draws the customer’s attention to the possibility of purchasing salt in the zero waste shop.
|student:||Richard Bassek |
& Paul Matteo Wesser