Design: NEX GEN Shaker Set
Materials: Concrete, Cork, Silicone, FDA Approved Sealer
Pitch: "While Culinarium is not yet two years old, I have been working for over a decade to perfect the concrete formula that composes our products. We always endeavor to create products that are elegantly simple and without gratuity, but the impetus for submitting the NEX GEN Shaker Set is the innovative functionality of our newest creation.""Indeed, it has taken many prototypes as well as countless hours of testing and tweaking before we were satisfied with this version. Crafted to provide a lifetime of satisfaction, our concrete shaker set allows one to adjust the dispersion of salt & pepper. An added benefit of their composition is that they are just porous enough to discourage caking. The recycled concrete is a beautiful and tactile medium, but it also serves a real function. Granted, this is only a shaker set, but we would humbly submit that our design elevates what is typically a prosaic item into a set of small vessels that subtly, yet aptly communicate the great care and effort that was applied to their very creation."
Designer: Jordan Castro
Location: Newburyport, Massachusetts
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