The Table Knife ProjectFlorentine Kitchen Knives, 2020
I wanted to combine a traditional material in kitchen tableware like boxwood with a contemporary modelling system such as CNC cutting, resolving the design in a way in which the knife joining elements are hidden and there is a lineal continuity between the blade and the grip, working as an invisible and clean union. I coloured the wood with a natural iron oxyde, which gives it a dark patina while being completely biodegradable.
The purpose of the initiative is to raise money for Fundació El Llindar, who supports young people that have found themselves outside the mainstream education system, by teaching them how to become cooks.
It is a project by Florentine Kitchen Knives and Berta Juliá for Barcelona Design Week.
Picture: Coke Bartrina