Please take a moment to admire the beauty and elegance of Deglon’s Meeting Knife Set.
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Designed by Mia Schmallenbach, this design is a wonderful exercise of merging utility with aesthetics. A sublimely beautiful design that stopped me dead in my tracks, and compelled me to study how to lines and shapes worked together. Furthermore this design is not just “form for form’s sake”. The knives cleverly tuck back into each other like Russian dolls thereby organizing and removing clutter on your kitchen counter. Some people have concerns on the functionality, but I’ll reserve judgment on this until I get a chance to hold one myself.
Here is what Mia had to say about her design.
Meeting is a set of kitchen knives: paring knife, carving knife, chef’s knife, filleting knife and their block. They all seem to be sculpted out of one piece of steel. The proportions are determined by the Fibonacci sequence with as its base the average width of a hand.
It is refreshing to see old school design methodologies, such as the Fibonacci sequence, given a new lease of life by combining the thinking with modern manufacturing technologies. Found everywhere in nature, we know that Fibonacci sequences work well in design, as proven by the Renaissance masters in the past. And it looks like it is still relevant in today’s context.
A big thanks to Shang Lee for this wonderful find and check out the Deglon Meeting Knife Set here! [via: Amazon]
Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
Brian is a multidisciplinary Design Leader with more than 18 years of experience leading strategic design programs that drives successful Brands and Fortune 500 businesses such as GE, Philips, Nakamichi, Flextronics, Ericsson, Hannspree, and HP. His passion is in helping organisations leverage on Design Driven Innovation to make people’s lives better.