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Mortar with pestel in stoneware.
"Aroma” is the only object in this first series of objects designed by Eero Aarnio and produced by Alessi to made in Stoneware instead of plastic, even though its form falls easily within the design codes held dear by the designer. The Mortar’s upper edge thins out compared to the notable thickness cup-shaped body, preventing remnants of food from sticking to the slender rim. The cylindrical pedestal is designed to be held firmly for safety while being used. The pestle is formed by a combination of two different forms: a round handle, with a semi-gloss finish and a concave interior; and a pestle with an oval section and matte finish for more effective use. The result is a pestle that is comfortable and natural to grasp. Its shape provides a large area of contact with the mortar during the grinding process. Its oval shape keeps it from rolling around when placed on the table.