Scelk is a metal nutcracker for all dried fruit shells, designed for the Italian brand Hiro. It is obtained from a single tube and a screw.
A simple, functional object, with a refined design inspired by the past, designed for the home.
This object was a gift for guests during Milan Design Week. Therefore it had to be something affordable and easy to produce in small series.
Scelk is a simple metal reinterpretation of the more classic wooden nutcracker model. In this case it is a small steel container and a screw system. It breaks the nut through the pressure exerted. It had to tell the philosophy and the background of Hiro. Hiro a brand born from a historic company that works in metals. So I decided to reinterpret this object using the technologies and materials of the brand, focusing on a common and evocative gesture like that of screwing in. A small object to give as a gift that can be useful in everyday life.
Curious about the design method behind this product? Check it out “How I designed a nutcracker” on the blog page.