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Primitive Kitchen Tool / Kitchen Tool

Primitive Kitchen Tool
Primitive Kitchen Tool



The first human tools were designed over 2.5 million years ago. They were made of stone and, depending on its shape, were used to complete various tasks including cutting, splitting, scraping, grinding, or crushing. The pestle and mortar has remained the same since the Stone Age: This is because herbs and spices need to be ground up, crushed, and mixed to bring out their true flavors.

This redesign of that Stone Age instrument provides the user with a combination of both a cutting board and a pestle and mortar. This results in a unique and multifunctional product, which delivers an intense cooking experience in a fun and intuitive way.

Over the course of their use, traditional tools become worn down and are time-tested. Using new materials and new designs allows us to look back at our own history and makes us use new cooking methods and combine them with traditional methods. It will give your food a more historic flavor.
I feel very honored to receive the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2018 and to get such a nice recognition for a project that I worked hard for.
Winner Statement

Lund University School of Industrial Design

Lund University
Lund, Sweden

Erik Höglund,
Lund University

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