temple of pepper and salt by Studio Wieki Somers
With every design, Studio Wieki Somers manages to reinterpret daily tools into objects that evoke a sense of wonderment. That is exactly the case with this pepper and salt grinder. Somers exchanged the typical mechanics of a mill with a simple but genius grinding system consisting of a convex and a concave piece that fit perfectly into each other in order to be able to grind pepper and salt with an almost mechanical ease. Both parts contain hidden embossed surface treatments to make the grinding even more easy. The mechanical simplicity of Wieki Somers’ design is emphasized by the minimalist aesthetics of it. The grinder consists of the three sober but striking marble cylinders and a marble sphere which can be stacked as a beautiful 17cm tall totem. One of the marble cylinders contains a handy pepper/salt reservoir that can be shut with a marble cap.