Honorable Mention 2017 / Home Interior Products / Professional

Torq Nutcracker

  • Design Director
    Josh Owen
  • Company
    Josh Owen Llc
  • Client
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  • Awards and Prize
    Owen has been the winner of six Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Awards. He has also been the recipient of the ID Annual Design Review Award, the International Design Award, as well as nominations for the Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, the Athena Emerging Designer Award and an honorable mention for the Red Dot Design Award.

Inspired by industrial components, Torq is the first 3D printed object commissioned by OTHR that explores the mechanical potential of 3D printed output. Turning the business of nut cracking into a precise activity, this product finds its place in the heart of the home. The grooves become the dominant force in the product, as well as the refined visual detail that suggests the intuitive motion it employs. By employing the methods of 3D printing and direct-to-consumer ordering, there is little waste in the transport or manufacturing allowing for a more sustainable carbon footprint.

Photo Credit: Josh Owen Llc
Credits: Photos courtesy OTHR