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THE TABLE KNIFE PROJECT

THE TABLE KNIFE PROJECT

The Table Knife Project brings together Barcelona’s Florentine Kitchen Knives with 28 local design studios to create unique table knives in order to raise money for the El Llindar Foundation*.

My approach: "When I was first introduced to the knife I felt immediately drawn to its raw form. To me, the shape itself was in no need of intervention, but nevertheless of a more gentle grip. I thought of ways in which the handle could maintain its original geometry and I recalled how as a kid I had experimented with the traditional craft of hand-dipping candles. Inspired by the technique, the knife is dipped into a mix of stone dust and acrylic which results in a textured mineral surface. A surface that just like stalactites (mineral formations in caves) slowly grows with each layer."

Designed for The Table Knife Project

Curated by Florentine Kitchen Knives

& Berta Julià Sala 

*El Llindar Foundation is a local organisation supporting disenfranchised young people by developing their skills for work within the hospitality industry.

Material - Mineral resin, water-based acrylic, Swedish high carbon stainless steel.

Dimensions - Length 225 mm x thickness 2.5 mm

Handcrafted in Barcelona

"When I was first introduced to the knife I felt immediately drawn to its raw form and I thought of ways in which the handle could maintain its original geometry."

Inspired by the traditional craft of hand-dipping candles, the knife is dipped into a mix of stone dust and acrylic which results in a textured mineral surface.

A surface that just like stalactites (mineral formations in caves) slowly grows with each layer.

FKK gave each of the designers the same blank table knife blade and encouraged them to make something that would reflect their personal take on the object, using materials in an ecologically and socially responsible manner.