A peek in the kitchen
With this project we wanted to take an opportunity to showcase the way we work and our ability to create very different outcomes to the same design challenge.
As our subject we settled on an oyster knife; a simple, yet fairly unfamiliar object with a strong ritual use and with a wide scope for exploration. Our team approach resulted in three very intriguing design stories each with their own distinct identity, qualities and appeal.
Learn by doing
For us the unfamiliar task of opening oysters led to a steep learning curve and useful insights into proportions, handling and functionality.
One of our key findings was opening an oyster is not as easy as it looks. It requires practice, developing a good technique and the right tool.
Voyage of discovery
Our creative journey always starts with an open mind and a blank sheet of paper. Inspirational insights, references and stories feed our idea generation. Healthy debate and frequent reviews help us to identify and strengthen the strongest themes.
Refine and refine again
Central to our approach is our desire to continually refine and perfect the designs we develop to do justice to the potential of each idea.
For this project we made multiple hand and computer generated models to test ideas and incrementally improve our concepts.
A simple but luxurious product for the experienced oyster shucker that enriches the experience of eating oysters at the table.
Forged from a single piece of stainless-steel it effortlessly combines the blade and grip into one seamless, polished object.
Designed for chefs shucking oysters all day, or the inexperienced novice in the kitchen, this practical but beautiful oyster knife features a flared plastic grip to protect fingers from the sharp edges of an oyster shell.
The forged stainless steel blade flows seamlessly from the plastic handle for an extra strong and easy to clean connection.
Inspired by mankind’s first flint hand tools this surprising concept speaks to the visceral quality of opening and eating raw oysters.
Hollow pressed sides are welded together to form a single palm-filling form with a black oxide finish. A hammered texture fades to a polished blade to provide exceptional grip.