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.