elinor portnoy explores kitchen tools with sculptural glass juicers
elinor portnoy explores kitchen tools with sculptural glass juicers elinor portnoy explores kitchen tools with sculptural glass juicers
jun 22, 2015

elinor portnoy explores kitchen tools with sculptural glass juicers

elinor portnoy explores kitchen tools with sculptural glass juicers 
all images courtesy of elinor portnoy




the kitchen counter isn’t merely a working station, it’s also a display open to admiration, judging, and comment by friends, family, and guests. appliances and tools have the potential to be decorative, sculptural elements; much like a bookend on the shelf, or a paperweight in the office. ‘juicer’, by royal college of art student elinor portnoy, is an exploration into the form and function of a kitchen tool.

each product was influenced by the color of the fruit it’s meant to be used for




each ‘juicer’ is composed of multiple layers of colored glass, handblown by a skilled artisan at RCA. using a cold-working method, portnoy was able to peel off layers, forming it into the perfect shape for squeezing fruits. colors were drawn from different fruits and their vibrancy makes ‘juicer’ feel as much like an art object as a functional one. the inner portion is bubbled — to reduce weight — and the outer layer is sandblasted to create a strong, reliable grip.

elinor portnoy kitchen tool glass juicers designboom
each ‘juicer’ is carved into a functional, sculptural object

elinor portnoy kitchen tool glass juicers designboom
a hollow interior makes it light weight



designboom has received this project through its ‘DIY submissions’ feature, which welcomes readers to submit their own work for publication. see more designboom readers submissions here.


edited by: nick brink | designboom

  • cool concept!!

    ROEM says:
  • It looks cool, but I really question the functional part. The only receptacle of juice that I see is either the hand or the table !

    bond says:

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