January 28th, 2012 – The industrial designers over at Canadian-based workshop The Federal have been exploring an alternative emotion to standard kitchen knives. Founding designers Ian Murchison and Rohan Thakar meticulously carved a set of knives out of maple wood showcasing the smooth grains of the wood juxtaposed against the high polished blade. The maple knives are designed to encompass the idea of balance, a quality that is necessity in the culinary world. The knives might not be visually balanced, but they are carefully balanced in weight. But is the Maple Knife Set able to match competing knife sets currently on the market? Murchison and Thakar made sure that the knives are smooth, structural, sealed, and food safe.
(Photography Courtesy of The Federal)