Jenni Maier

Department: Social Design

The Dose Makes the Poison

What: A family of everyday metal items that become a source of dietary minerals when they are used.

Why: Can objects become a nutritional resource? Jennifer Maier researched the mild leaching process of prime materials, unlocking their hidden health potential. She designed a series of kitchen utensils that leak vital elements into our food and drinks.

How: A ginger grater takes care of our body’s need for iron. A coffee filter provides the essential copper ions. A radish slicer adds molybdenum to raw vegetables. A zinc strainer gives off its zinc when lemon is applied. And a stainless steel strainer boosts a cup of green tea with a touch of manganese and chromium.

“Metal is essential to life”

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Photographs: Photo by Designer