Martijn Tijsma Design

Alessi Design Competition

Category: Design competitions

Year: 2005

The assignment of this 2005 design competition was to design a new nutcracker for the famous Italian design company Alessi.

My design is aptly named ‘Bob the nutcracker’. This funny looking, bright colored man, cracks a nut an then neatly delivers it in the dish he stands on.

Many design students entered the competition, which was judged by a professional jury. My design eventually finished in the top 10 from over 150 entries.

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Martijn Tijsma