A pair of optical lucite salt and pepper mills designed by Wayne Husted for Grainware. Stamped on the base: “Design by Wayne Husted // Grainware”
Trained in the Bauhaus School of Design that emphasized the study of how materials are formed, Wayne Husted has spent his career seeking new processes and molding techniques for forming glass. His collaboration with Grainware brought his glass aesthetics to a new medium: lucite.
Wayne Husted was the most prolific Blenko designer and is often credited as the most talented and popular of the Blenko designers. An article in the April 2004 edition of the respected Journal of Antiques and Collectibles says Husted was "both a maverick and an innovator who cemented Blenko's place in glass history." At an average of at least 60 designs a year during his ten years with Blenko, Husted created over 600 designs.
8” tall, 2.75” wide, 2.75” deep
Excellent vintage condition. No scratches! Some salt/pepper residue in the spice chambers. There’s a crackle at the top of both pieces that’s interior—they are not cracks; just a visual crackle inside the lucite.