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Jasper Nijs industrialises breakfast-time with ruthless efficiency

Posted by James Cartwright,

Jasper Nijs doesn’t muck about. The 22-year-old Dutch designer has made it his mission in life to produce household products with extreme functionality that outperform even the most demanding user’s needs. His inspiration comes from a logical place; a personal enjoyment of walnuts hampered by obsessive tidiness. “I like to eat walnuts. What keeps me from doing so in most cases is the fact that cracking a nut leaves you with a multitude of shell and nut fragments, a thing I deeply abhor.” Jasper’s solution was to produce a nutcracker that split the walnut neatly in two, without mess – an easy task for 5mm of steel plate that can apply up to eight kilos of pressure.

Jasper likens his design philosophy to a mother driving her children to school in a Hummer, “It’s a case of overkill, a machine that goes beyond the reasonable.” And it doesn’t stop with nuts either, Jasper’s produced a range of products that obliterate oranges and pulverise coffee beans for your morning fix. Proof, if any were needed, that an obsessive nature and a little bit of elbow grease can lead to seriously great stuff.

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.

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