the pepper & salt project.
For this, valerie_objects gave five designers carte-blanche to create a pepper and a salt mill. As being the flagship of valerie_objects, design duo muller van severen of course accepted the challenge, together with other renowned designers maarten baas and studio wieki somers with whom we’ve collaborated in the past.
There are also two remarkably young debutants: sigve knutson (1991, norway) and thomas ballouhey (1990, france). ‘sigve and thomas already made quite an entrance in the gallery world’, our art director veerle wenes states. ‘i chose them because they have developed a very personal aesthetic’. the two young designers flirt with the codes of tools from the stone age.
The third newcomer is the world-famous japanese designer nendo, known for his poetic minimalism with a twist. Although he constantly works on four hundred projects at the same time, he had never been asked to do a pepper mill.