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Chop-chop

 

Prototype /2012

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CHOP-CHOP is a compact but large-bladed knife for use on a small working surface. The knife appears as crafted from one solid material, and the soft-shaped handle flows into a strict non-traditional blade shape.

This project came about for a independent exhibition in Tokyo called "Food Work". As the title indicates, the topic of the project is food: storage, preparation, presen­tation, and eating. These objects spring out of simple and ordinary, yet es­sential and vital, actions that tie people together across cultural differences. The objects are designed for everyday situations in Norway – they are Norwegian. How­ever, we have been inspired by Japanese culture – or rather, by our particular understand­ing of Japanese culture. In other words: we have at­tempted to make Norwegian objects that could also be relevant to Japanese living.

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Design: Petter Skogstad