kibisi: hang around + toss around for muuto
kibisi: hang around + toss around for muuto kibisi: hang around + toss around for muuto
jan 21, 2011

kibisi: hang around + toss around for muuto

‘hang around + toss around’ by kibisi for muuto images courtesy of kibisi / muuto



kibisi along with muuto have designed ‘hang around and toss around’, a collection of kitchen utensils that combine form, function and craftsmanship. the series will be previewed for the first time at maison et objet 2011. the collection of simple wooden tools are precisely designed and crafted for improved functionality in the kitchen. jens martin skibsted, partner of copenhagen based kibisi says: ‘we were originally inspired by bhutanese crafts. their wooden everyday tools seem to have layers of stories and thoughts. we concocted that with our scandinavian design heritage and our idea-lead, no fluff design philosophy – and this little invention was bread.’



‘hang around’ clings to the side of pots and pans



the sculpted and continuous form of ‘hang around’ is interrupted by a slim extrusion cut from the backside that allows the utensil to cling to the side of a pot or pan. this minimal alteration to the everyday object provides the chef with a cleaner workspace and a more effective use of time.



detail of ‘hang around’



‘toss around’ salad servers



guided by the same principals of craftsmanship and process that has been used for centuries, ‘toss around’, a set of salad servers, also considers the contemporary aesthetic as well as functional ergonomics.



detail of ‘toss around’

  • Nice object, although not all pans etc have the same edge thickness or profile, so in terms of its use i’m skeptical.

    Tix says:
  • you need to clean your pan !!!

    captaine says:
  • KIRF! wouldn’t the bowl and pan also have different radii? is that saucer sloped? and where did the notch go in the last photo?

    octo says:
  • Octo, the last photo are the salad servers, they don’t have a notch. And I am hoping you meant “kerf”, and I don’t have a comment for the different sizes of pans/thicknesses… but it would be interesting to see

    Gimmy says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

(4 articles)


a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

design news

keep up with our daily and weekly stories
492,235 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample