maple wood knives by the federal inc.
all images courtesy of the federal inc.
wanting to approach the design of the typical kitchen knife with a renewed aesthetic appeal, the ottawa-based collected focused on the key components that people visualize when they think about the cooking preparation tool. in doing so, they’ve conceived a handle and blade in solid maple wood, finished with a metal edge for cutting, reducing the size and visual weight of a knife. the result is a set of knives that reconsiders the way we look at mundane objects. available later this year, they will be sold in a set of two or individually.
the handle and blade of each knife is made from a single piece of maple wood
a silver edge finishes the blade
detail of the heel and bolster
two different types of knives are available
update: ian murchison of the federal participated in the 2014 design indaba conference’s pecha kucha program which invites top graduates from the world’s best design schools, to gather and give brief presentations of their work to an attentive audience. murchison founded his ottawa, canada-based design consultancy following a 16-month internship at blackberry.
dubbed ‘the conference on creativity’, the design indaba conference is all about how design, creativity and innovation can positively impact the world. so much more than a ‘how-to’ conference, this is a forum fueled by inspiration that breeds ideas, ingenuity and innovation. the conference is an opportunity to listen to the world’s foremost creatives, entrepreneurs and trendsetters. it’s the not-to-be-missed creative event in africa.