Bottle Grinders look nothing like the salt and pepper grinders you’re used to. And that’s the whole plan. To create something noticeable and to change a well-known thing into something brand new – as a way to encourage people to try new things.
"We wanted to steer far away from the predictable grinders and instead encourage people to experiment with spices, grains, seeds and all the other modern cuisine ingredients. The new powerful ceramic grinder allows you to be more creative," says designer Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen from Norm. The grinders have a powerful ceramic grinder, and they are very easy to operate. You simply open them, fill them with delicious ingredients and close them again. Simple as that.
The unique, inverted design ensures that salt, pepper, pumpkin seeds, dried blueberries, walnuts – or whatever you fill them with - only sprinkle out when you grind, leaving no trace on the table or in the kitchen. The Grinders have a bottle like shape, which is also important to the whole experience. Designer Kasper Rønn, “From a shape like this, you’d expect the content to be something liquid like oil or dressing, you’re not at all expecting dried up spices or nuts. We used this shape to surprise and somewhat trick the users. Sometimes people need a bit of a surprise in order to change their habits”. Menu Bottle Grinders have a rounded base that fits perfectly into the hands, and have a rubber surface that’s easy to grip and to clean. They come in a range of beautiful, soft Scandinavian colors. Bon appétit.
- Plastic, Ceramic Grinder, Wood
- Height: 20.3 cm / 8.1 Inch
- Width: 7.6 cm / 3.1 Inch
Based in Fredensborg, Denmark, MENU is a design company collaborating with some of the most talented designers in the world. They deliver high quality design with a crisp Scandinavian look. They call it Soft Minimalism. Obsessed with clever solutions and functional details, each new Menu product always has a new function, a new material or a new production method. That originality makes each product a true Menu product.
They are passionate, original and responsible. Using local factories or small private co-operatives Menu can produce good, high quality products and at the same time provide the people involved in the production with a better economic foundation.
Menu Bottle Grinders, Small (Set of 2) Designed by:
- Norm Architects
Founded in Copenhagen in 2008 by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn, Norm Architects specialize in residential architecture, commercial interiors, industrial design, photography and art direction. The company name reflects the group’s emphasis on the importance of drawing inspiration from norms and traditions within architecture and design – particularly the Scandinavian design principles of timeless aesthetics and natural materials, and the modernist values of restraint and refinement. Guided by these principles, Norm Architects produce design that unites good materials and craftsmanship, while embodying beauty, traditions, history and, most importantly, timeless simplicity, where there is nothing more to add or take away.