Hanaoka Fusion

  • 2013

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 by Japanese artist Issei Hanaoka, these knives are inspired by the traditional Japanese art of wood crafting. 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. The knives come in luxury packaging: the traditional Japanese box “kiribako” has been re-designed with a contemporary Italian flair.