Kristine Bjaadal
Siska Coffee Grinder 11:21

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Designer tells

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Designer tells

How did you interpret the design brief and your specific moment?
I began to notice that around the given time, 11:21, I often start to lose my concentration, and to think more about the next coffee break than whatever I am working on. So – what I need at 11:21 is both a break and a cup of coffee.

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.

Tell us about your product!
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

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