The standard metal nutcracker has several inherit problems that many designers have traditionally overlooked. They require hand dexterity and strength for leverage that many people, especially in our aging population, simply can’t handle. Also, once cracked, the nut shells often explode in all directions, leading to tedious cleanup. Utilizing several functional components such as the intuitive interaction of a proprietary quick release thread and a shock absorbing rubber base plate boot, we have been able to overcome many of these challenges. With less than a 180-degree turn, the nut is cracked, shell and nuts contained within the cracking chamber and thereby without need for any additional cleanup.

CLIENT: Wings Workshop

CATEGORY: Kitchen Goods

WORK: Product + Engineering