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Salt castor cruet created by Peter Zumthor proposes a completely new approach to this typology, surprising us once again with his formal rigor and linguistic effectiveness. The faceted volumes immediately bring to mind the shapes and forms of the elements we have in nature such as crystals, stalagmites, stalactites. The result is a collection of six glass containers with silver plated steel covers, whose design demonstrates a successful balance between form, function and quality.
Peter Zumthor was born in Basel in 1943. He is one of the most interesting international architects of the 21st century. Having studied at the Schule fuer Gestaltung in Basel and at the Pratt Institute in New York, he then renovated various protected buildings in the canton of Graubünden, before opening his own studio in 1979. His main works include the Sogn Benedetg Chapel in Somvitg (1988), the thermal baths in Vals (1996), the Kunsthaus in Bregenz (1997) and the Swiss Pavilion at the Expo 2000 in Hanover.