2016, Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
While aesthetically escaping from the usual appearance of a nutcracker, Picaneta reflects the simplicity of traditional tools used by humans from the beginning of times. With one simple gesture, the nut can be opened, keeping all the shells and nuts in place.
Inspired by the shape of tools used for handwork, Picaneta began by following the shape of a screw. Having created a simplified version of this object, the result was a cylindrical shape with a strong base. This base was later changed into a variation of geometric shapes, aiming to provide a contemporary and stylish look.
During the prototyping process, a wooden version was initially made, before making a 3D printed prototype of the final design.