Mortar & Pestle Kitchen Tools 2011 Winner

Rough and smooth, rounded and rectilinear – these forms bridge an ancient process with enduring glass, oak, marble, silver, cast iron and porcelain. This mortar and pestle collection is gorgeous. They simultaneously invoke a primitive form of food prep while ostentatiously define modern design. I love no. 2 for the contrast, the simplicity and the silhouette. It’s the only one in the collection looks good both in use and at rest.

Designer: Shira Keret