I was asked by Maison Milan, a design studio based in Montreal, to design a salad knife in walnut. The usual material request for a knife is a challenging process yet a beautiful one. After many iterations and discussions with the stakeholders, I’ve developed a tool that responds to the brief through an emotional design approach. The casted aluminum handle allows the knife to stand on its own as a sculpture. The wooden knife was designed to go beyond familiarity with a twist of oriental culinary tools.
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A salad knife that does more than just cut. The wooden blade prevents lettuce from browning, the wide blade makes scooping ingredient effortless and the casted handle grinds spices like a mortar and pestle. The self standing knife is designed to comfortably fit into your palm and withstand the grinding process.