designer's own words:There are times when I’m confronted with an uncooperative nutcracker which does not crack nuts cleanly and efficiently, and places huge amounts of stress on the hand during operation. It is a painful experience to crack a nut, and this has prompted me to think of alternatives to cracking nuts in an elegant and delightful manner, allowing people to enjoy the process and also the aroma of a freshly cracked nut. Nutcracker! offers a fun and effortless alternative way to cracking a nut, transforming a mundane activity into something of an event. Bringing together people, friends and family, through its innovative fun and play, it is also safe and stress free, as cracking a nut only involves lifting of the weight and dropping it through the tube. Aluminum, stainless steel and acrylic are chosen because they are recyclable, and the natures of the materials offer stability and clarity. Where there are fresh nuts to be eaten, there will be the Nutcracker!