fragile by mey kahn + boaz kahn from israel

Another winner of Dining in 2015, a contest that challenged designers to design a food-related product that would be useful in 2015, is Fragile . This pepper & salt shaker is designed by Mey Kahn and Boaz Kahn from Israel.

The designers about their clever design: ‘When was the last time you emphatically broke something? The ceramic salt and pepper shaker offers you the opportunity to do it! The product comes in one piece and by breaking it, you make it useful. Breaking is an experience of impulsive outburst, but this time is an act that builds rather than destroy. In a world of products whose shape is completely dictated by the designer, we enable the user to complete the design himself. The event of the breaking leaves its mark on the shaker and gives it its final, unique, one-of-a-kind appearance’.

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  • What a fascinating concept! As a lover of ceramic, I’ve always wanted to experiment with breaking of a piece, to change its form but have been afraid. I would love to have the opportunity to experiement with this piece.

  • Yes, I agree, that is such a great concept! To be able to break something as beautifully made as this bottle piece would seem crazy, only because I’m afraid I’d end up cracking the whole bottle. Yet, I wouldn’t want to miss out on the end result of being able to use this bottle AND have a truly personalized slash original piece. 🙂

  • “Fragile” is going to be sold in designmay 2008 in berlin next may. thanks for the responses.

  • Sorry for the late response, but only now I heard of this salt&pepper shaker…
    The concept is really cool…everyone can give the “final personal touch” to this object…