HEFT (archived)

Our approach to the classic mortar and pestle set is based purely on touch and feel. Traditionally these sets would be made of stone or marble, and while the weight of such materials obviously contributed to their purpose, the forms were often clunky and utilitarian. Can we manipulate the form of this object to add a sense of weight and haptic control to a non-traditional material?

CNC milled on a small 4-axis machine, the pill shaped form of the pestle is crafted with rounded ends that fit perfectly into the curvature of its mortar and the palm of your hand simultaneously. The density of the eastern maple lends itself well to the task of grinding dried herbs and spices.

When not in use the pair nest together, an object in itself worthy of your precious counterspace.