I wanted to make a product that requires some time to use – in order to make the coffee break not just about the coffee, but as much about the break. Something that will make you forget about the work and feel present in the break.
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I have made a manual coffee grinder – in wood, porcelain and stainless steel. It is designed as a mate for the French press Siska that I made last year. Grinding the coffee yourself, instead of just pushing a button, gives a simple, down-to-earth feeling of being present.
The fact that it is manual refers to earlier times. The chosen materials also reflect time. Wood and porcelain have been used throughout civilizations. Working with porcelain is a time consuming test of patience, and the wood's growth rings bear witness of its age. Furthermore the materials are durable; both physically and visually.
Foto: Ellen Johanne Jarli