suck uk: wooden robot nutcrackers by matthias zschaler suck uk: wooden robot nutcrackers by matthias zschaler
sep 09, 2013

suck uk: wooden robot nutcrackers by matthias zschaler

suck uk: wooden robot nutcrackers by matthias zschaler
image © suck uk
all images courtesy of matthias zschaler




wanting to transform the traditional guard shaped ‘nutcracker man’ from the erzgebirge area in saxony, german designer matthias zschaler, has created these wooden nutcrackers in the shape of robots. the original design appears very similar to the way it did 200 years ago, and the region it originated from is famous for its wood manufacturing. many of these ‘nutcrackers’ have become decoration objects, without any function. modifying the original design, matthias zschaler’s first series were handmade by one of saxony’s most renowned manufacturers, an updated version with the ability of cracking nuts will be mass produced and sold by british brand suck uk.



small robot made from wood
image © suck uk



large robot, the modified design can crack nuts
image © suck uk



small and large robot produced and sold by suck uk
image © suck uk



small robot detail
image © suck uk



small robot in action
image © suck uk



both robots with packaging side view
image © suck uk



both robots with packaging front vies
image © suck uk



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