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“Pizzico” is a synthesis between the age-old gesture of taking a pinch of salt and the practical and sanitary solution of classic salt castors. The shape is comfortable to hold and the exit point of the salt is flexible in order to follow one’s fingertips during the motion of spreading the salt. There is no annoying shaking and there aren’t any holes that can become clogged due to moisture, as happens with conventional castors. Thanks to its particular shape and flexibility “Pizzico” can also be used in various ways. In addition to pinches of salt, it also allows you to uniformly spread a larger amount of salt simply by not pressing on the castor’s mouth which, if you want an even greater amount, can be easily opened by pressing on the corners, which is useful, for example, when seasoning a large bowl of salad.”
Manuela Busetti and Andrea Garuti meet while studying Industrial Design at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan. Already during the academic years, they face together the design issues and in 2004, the year of the XX Compasso d’Oro ADI, they receive the selection "Progetto Giovane" for their degree thesis project “Double”, an innovative cooler bag made of neoprene. Since 2004, they start individual collaborations with different studios of product and advance design in Milan and, at the same time, they undertake together the business of freelance and design for internationals competitions and for manufacturing companies of different sectors, tableware, bathroom fittings, sanitaryware, furniture, etc… In 2007, with the project “Culla Belly” they win the 1st prize in the international competition “Playing Design” of the city of Lissone in partnership with La Triennale Milano. In 2008, they are both selected for the experimental project “Prime Cup 01” promoted by the Regione Lombardia and Triennale di Milano to improve the level of innovation of selected SMEs of Lombardy. The projects are exhibited and shown to the public in the Agora theater, at Triennale di Milano. Matteo Redaelli graduates in 2007 at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan as Industrial Designer. In the same year, their three working lives meet during the common collaboration with a Design studio in Milan. In 2008, they start to work together on new projects combining their different skills and sensibilities. New collaborations begin with manufacturing companies of different sectors, kitchen and bathroom faucets, tableware, kitchenware, cooktops e ovens, furniture for indoor and outdoor, etc… In 2010, they win the Cristalplant design contest promoted by Zanotta and Cristalplant with the project of an innovative coffee table, called “Naica“. In 2012, they win it again with the versatile project of the table “Verve” for Poliform. In 2014, the jury of the “Young & Design 2014″ select the upholstered chair “Log“, designed for Pedrali.