PONTI DESIGN STUDIO LTD

TIMELESS JAPANESE CRAFTMANSHIP

Hanaoka 2013

FUSION

East and West. Industrial design and craftsmanship. Two cultures and two design languages often far apart from one another blend in this project. Fusion: two kitchen knives made of ebony and hard maple. Handmade in Kyoto as a limited edition by Japanese artist Issei Hanaoka, these knives are inspired by the traditional Japanese art of wood crafting and they have a minimalist design: extremely simple, modern and universal. Both knives feature an ergonomic handle for ultra-comfortable, anti-slip grip. They are available in two sizes and two types of blade: serrated, ideal for bread, and non-serrated, ideal for cheese, fruit, and desserts. The seamless design ensures superior cleanliness and easy care. Thanks to their ultra-fine edge, the knives are extremely sharp and easy to sharpen. The knives come in luxury packaging: the traditional Japanese box “kiribako” has been re-designed with a contemporary Italian flair to protect the knives from humidity and the passing of time.