Pour spice onto ribbed curve of the base, grind it with the bottle base and—voila! Freshly crushed seasoning ready for sprinkling. Quirky Japanese designer Nendo (aka Oki Sato) brings his humorous but useful take on salt and pepper grinding with his hand-blown, frosted glass pairing to complement Valerie Objects' extraordinary range of tableware.
Each bottle+mortar set is sold separately, and is available in frosted white or sepia (more of charcoal color). Pair one of each to complete the set. The cult designer, whose work has been collected by New York's Museum of Modern Art, Paris' Musée des Arts Décoratifs and London's Victoria and Albert, likens the bottle's effect to looking at raindrops through a foggy window.
Bottle: 4.25" h x 3.25" l (10.5x8cm)
Base: 2.25" l (6cm)
- Each color sold separately
- Dishwasher friendly
Handblown glass, cork
With a mission to put a unique twist on everyday items, Belgium brand Valerie Objects was established by Axel Van Den Bossche, the CEO of homeware design firm Serax, and Antwerp gallery owner Veerle Wenes. Starting with a focus on cutlery and tableware, the company has outgrown its life as a side project to become a young but complete global design platform, allowing world-famous designers, architects and artists to translate their signature styles into tangible modern design objects.
Now encompassing textiles, furniture, home accessories and designer lighting, Valerie Objects' collection includes coveted pieces like Muller Van Severen's Rocking Chair and Hanging Light, as well as unique cutlery designs by Maarten Baas and Nendo and glassware from award-winning artist Chris Kabel. The couple Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen were one of the first to sign with Valerie Objects and are considered one of the most image-defining European design teams around. with elegant objects that appear to be conceived almost spontaneously. Like the rest of the brand's offerings curated by co-founder and art director Veerle, the work stands out as the mark of authentic thinkers.