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Crucial Detail is an award-winning design studio founded by Martin Kastner. For more than a decade, Crucial Detail has explored the synergy of food and design, working at the forefront of fine dining in collaborations with the world's best chefs.

In addition to being named by The Future Laboratory as one of the world's 100 most influential designers, Kastner and Crucial Detail received a Global Innovation Award for Best Product Design for the Porthole, and Book Design of the Year Award for the Alinea book. In 2015, Crucial Detail was instrumental in Team USA's historic silver finish at the world's most prestigious culinary competition, Bocuse d'Or. A selection of Crucial Detail designs is now available for purchase to the public in our web shop