A Belgian designer Natascha Van Reeth has made an innovative set of knives that take a totally fresh approach to the pointy utlensils. They are pretty much the definition of ‘sleek’. No sectioned-off handle, no threatening metallic blade. The basis for the design was to create a knife that didn’t look like the usual dangerous sharpness, but instead, soft and dreamy.
Reeth has chosen to work with material from the HI-MACS® Lucent Collection. HI-MACS® is a solid surface material that can be moulded into any shape. It allows the knives to be created without any seams or segments – leaving no nooks and crannies for germs, dirt or rust to get in. It’s expected that the new cutlery will be very popular in professional kitchen because of their cleanliness.
The knives come in a set of three, each a different gentle pastel shade. They fit into a simplistic white square board that can be used to display food.
And the icing on the cake? Reeth made the knives in the most eco friendly way she could:
“As I was designing the knives, I came across some elements that needed to be incorporated: It needs to be sharp, clean, modern and sleek. As well as this it was important to respect the environment, so I needed to think about how my design could create less waste (in the building industry we are responsible for 30% of the waste in the world), so I decided to work with off-cuts, left when making an object in HI-MACS®”
Reeth is now busy with her next project turning a pharmacy into a hair salon, we’re interested to see how that looks!Also read:Real home: a 1960’s nightmare turned retro bathroom havenNEXT! Trying to make your kitchen space look softer? Try browsing some of the images below...