Kikkerland x School of the Art Institute of Chicago collaboration
Exhibited at ICFF, hosted in the Javits Convention Center, 2017
The modern drinker is a cocktail aficionado with an appreciation for the theatrical process of making a drink. The idea was to design a unique and quirky tool that both bartenders and drink-passionate individuals can enjoy using. Stomper is a maple wood muddler in the shape of a miniature foot. The bottom of the foot is used to crush fresh ingredients when making signature cocktail drinks to infuse the flavors with the alcohol. Mojito, Old Fashioned, and Caipiroska are all mixed drinks that require a muddler. The form of the foot plays homage to the act of stomping on grapes, a traditional wine-making method originating from Ancient Rome. “Stomper” similarly plays an important role in modern day cocktail-making. It can also act as a charming decorative piece for both bar and kitchen.
MintiKit is a handheld container specifically designed to carry products that promote fresh breath. The shape was inspired by the mint leaf-each "vein" creating separate spaces for the floss, mint, gum, and toothbrush. Making this product travel-friendly was a major goal taken into consideration when designing its size and ability to be taken apart to fit the user's needs.
Traveling through space can be daunting, and so can lying under the covers in a dark room. This astronaut night light projects out stars onto the ceiling and walls for a more peaceful and comfortable night’s sleep.
Material: Soft plastic body-Beige, Silicone push button ears-Orange