Tondo mortar & pestle
designed by Jessika Källeskog
A kitchen device used since ancient times. Looking back at history, Jessika Källeskog wanted to reshape tradition. She thought of a different form, a calmer motion. Tondo is both sculpture and tool. It’s something completely unique and yet very familiar.
But, maybe the most important part: Does it work? Yes, of course it works. We are thorough when we test our products. That’s why we know that when you grind, for instance black pepper, you can actually feel how the peppercorns are being grinded so you can fine adjust the coarseness. And Tondo is more than just a device for grinding herbs and spices: It will be the centrepiece of your kitchen, the hot topic at your dinner parties.
Measurements: Base: 210x56x38 mm. Ring: 140x38mm
Weight: 1,9 kg
Other information: Hand wash only.
Jessika Källeskog is very much a hands-on designer, sculpting forms, working in close harmony with her material. She spent a decade studying and working in Italy and this has had a formative influence on her understanding of design.
It was in Italy that she developed her interest in sculpture and craftwork, as well as her fascination with the tactile qualities of objects: their materiality, and the encounters between contrasting forms that subtle details can give rise to. Today Jessika runs ‘Contour’, her own design studio in Stockholm specializing in product design and interior architecture.