olive oil roller from above

Olive oil is one of those condiments that no kitchen should be without, but getting it where you want it – and in the quantity desired – is no simple task. Croatian design group Oaza have introduced the Oil-On dispenser, a kitchen tool that lets you apply just enough olive oil, just where you want it.

oaza roll on olive oil

The actual device is kind of a no-brainer: it’s a small glass jar with a cork topper, a small wooden ball sitting in the middle of the topper. To apply the oil to bread, meat or whatever else you wish, you turn the jar upside-down and roll the oil on. It works just like a roll-on deodorant bottle, albeit with much tastier contents.

olive oil roller in use

The simple materials and intuitive usage would make this a must-have for any serious cook’s kitchen. While it is not yet available for purchase, Oaza has plans to manufacture and sell the Oil-On at some point in the future.

“Functional set highlights the value and quality of olive oil as an independent food and investigating influence of its serving in relation to its use. Container for olive oil consists of an applicator in the form of a ball for controlled dispensing and smearing oil on the bread on the principle of a roll on.”

olive oil roller detail

About the designers:

“After a significant number of collaborations in the field of design, six freelance artists—Nina Bačun, Ivana Borovnjak, Roberta Bratović, Tina Ivezić, Maja Kolar and Maša (Ana-Marija) Poljanec—first established the Oaza collective spontaneously in 2013 and since 2014 it is formally active as Oaza Art Organisation. The authors share a reflective approach to work, as well as continuous engagement on projects commissioned by the independent cultural scene.”

“Since formally joined, Oaza launched two large-scale project initiatives (Ilica Project and S ruke na ruku (Handed down), and have been continually pursuing projects involving visual communications design, design research, curatorial design concepts, product and service design as well as set design, often as expanded cross-disciplinary teams-work.”