The Torq Nutcracker Embodies Modern Manufacturing and Minimalism

By: Amelia Roblin - Oct 10, 2016
References: othr & design-milk
These days, many consumers are less interested in gimicky objects, and rather in favor of more utilitarian-looking products like this contemporary nutcracker. The old British guard costume of the traditional shell-splitting contraption has become more of a kitschy decorative object, being functionally replaced by an apparatus that is simple, straightforward and foolproof.

Using Josh Owen's Torq Nutcracker is easy: a groove in the center of the platform enables you to position and steady even the largest walnuts. The top incorporates a screw-like component that can be turned manually until it applies sufficient pressure on the shell beneath it. The finely crafted pieces are 3D-printed in matte black steel for a minimalist industrial look that promises durability too. It's suitable for catering to protein cravings outside of yuletide, and it's fit for folks with simple and honest style.