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About Crucial Detail

Crucial Detail is an award-winning brand founded by Martin Kastner. For nearly two decades, 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 and 2017, Crucial Detail’s design contribution was instrumental in Team USA’s historic silver and gold wins 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.


Exhibitions & Appearances

Bocuse d'Or Americas Selection 2018
Bocuse d'Or 2017
Business of Design Week 2016
P(our) 2016
Mas:Context 2016
Bocuse d'Or 2015
Mixology(X)Trends 2015
Mesamerica 2013
ICC 2012
Gravity Free 2012
Gravity Free 2011
Tokyo Taste 2009
Madrid Fusion 2009
Cooper-Hewitt 2006
Wired:NextFest 2006
IDSA 2006
Alimentaria 2004