Used in kitchens for thousands of years, there remains a no more satisfyingly primal way to mix dry ingredients than a mortar and pestle. King’s take on the kitchen staple is distinctly sculptural, while the natural heaviness of Elba makes for an extra solid base and pleasingly weighty pestle. Together, they make an extra-effective pairing.
Sarah King’s endeavours in the design world are multiple. They include: co-founder and creative director of Blakebrough+King, an object, furniture and interior design studio; founder of Supercyclers, a Sydney-based design collective that puts sustainability into the centre of design thinking; and curator of The Other Hemisphere, which has presented exhibitions of conceptual Australian design during design weeks in Milan, London, Tokyo, Sydney and Melbourne.