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Brief Published: 12 Jul 2012



Dutch designer Dave Hakkens has created a wind-powered oil press that turns nuts and seeds into handcrafted oils.

Once the nuts have been gathered, they are placed in the funnel of the press. The wind rotates the metal fins – powering the gear mechanism to grind the nuts and extract the oil. Hakkens says: “The wind power is transformed with a worm drive to make the movement slow but very powerful.” The remaining pulp can be used in cooking or be composted to enrich the soil.

This project celebrates a slower attitude to food production and consumption.

Dave Hakkens