With no complex rotating parts, tolerances, blades, burr grinders, handles, and assemblies, Nendo’s Pepper Pestle is a minimal, elegant storage unit for dried peppercorns that even doubles as a spice crusher. Designed to work as a mortar and a pestle, the Pepper Pestle comprises a hollow frosted glass bottle (which stores the corns) with finger dimples on either side for an easy grip, and gentle ridges on the bottom that hold and crush the peppercorns against a glass tray that also doubles up as a resting platform for the bottle.
The bottle comes with a corkstop that secures the peppercorns inside it with an airtight seal, retaining the spice’s freshness. Whenever you want some ground pepper, pour some out onto the tray and grind the spice till you reach the consistency you desire. The ground pepper collects in the concavity in the tray, and can directly be poured into your food to season it to perfection!
Designer: Nendo for Valerie Objects
Image Credits: Akihiro Yoshida