More often than not, people find lemon and orange juicers made out of plastic or metal, but Squeezer by Jacopo Ferrari, an industrial and product designer based in Gressoney, Italy, is crafted out of clay. A rustic terracotta alternative, it was appropriately part of the Terracotta Everyday exhibition set up by FID Federazione Italiana del Design at Superstudio during Milan Design Week this past April.
What makes Squeezer by Jacopo Ferrari intriguing is its unglazed upper part, which rests on a colored rubber gasket that is knotted through the handle. It was left unglazed in order to slowly absorbs the orange flavours, assuming, of course, that orange is predominantly used. The prototype was turned, sculpted and cooked by Maria Luisa Tribolo.
Squeezer by Jacopo Ferrari is a Rustic Alternative to Classic Designs
1. Terracotta Kitchenware - There is a growing trend towards using natural and rustic materials, like terracotta, in kitchenware design.
2. Handcrafted Products - Consumers are increasingly interested in unique, handcrafted products like the Squeezer by Jacopo Ferrari.
3. Flavor Infusion - Innovations like the unglazed upper part of the Squeezer allow for flavor infusion and customization in food preparation.
1. Kitchenware - The kitchenware industry can explore more sustainable and natural material options, such as terracotta, to cater to consumer preferences.
2. Artisanal Products - Artisanal industries can capitalize on the demand for unique, handcrafted products by showcasing skilled craftsmanship and individuality.
3. Food and Beverage - The food and beverage industry can leverage innovative design features, like flavor infusion, to enhance the consumer experience and offer customizable options.