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BasicKnives - Our world is over technologized and we tend to forget and enjoy daily things in life. Evidence can be found in our kitchen where blenders and food processors are taking over the place.
BasicKnives reinterprets one of our most basic kitchen tools, the knife. It incorporates different (cutting) tools within the blade surface, making other tools in the kitchen drawer redundant.
BK set;
6" cooks knife+grater/crusher+herb-scoop
4" paring knife+vegetable peeler
3.5" paring knife+zester
BasicKnives inspiration - Our world is over technologized and we tend to forget and enjoy daily things in life. Evidence can be found in our kitchen where blenders and food processors are taking over the place.
BasicKnives reinterprets one of our most basic kitchen tools, the knife. It incorporates different (cutting) tools within the blade surface, making other tools in the kitchen drawer redundant.
BK set;
6" cooks knife+grater/crusher+herb-scoop
4" paring knife+vegetable peeler
3.5" paring knife+zester
BasicKnives, the set. - BasicKnives reinterprets one of our most basic kitchen tools, the knife. The set of knives makes other kitchen tool redundant by incorporating different (cutting)-actions within the un-used surfaces of the blades.
All manipulations happen within the thickness of the blade, reducing manufacturing interventions, and preventing interference within the original cutting action.

(for more information see http://www.caroline-noordijk.com)
BasicKnives handle - BasicKnives reinterprets one of our most basic kitchen tools, the knife. The set of knives makes other kitchen tool redundant by incorporating different (cutting)-actions within the un-used surfaces of the blades.
All manipulations happen within the thickness of the blade, reducing manufacturing interventions, and preventing interference within the original cutting action.

(for more information see http://www.caroline-noordijk.com)
The co-injection moulded handle is produced by using the 'unfinished' rapid prototype for the master. The 0.1 mm building steps leave a 'wood grain'-like surface, creating grip, and referencing to traditional handles.

(for more information see http://www.caroline-noordijk.com)
BasicKnives handle built up
BasicKnives at 50years BrAun exhibition - The BasicKnives project was a result of a collaboration project between the RCA and BrAun.
The knives were also shown at the 50 year BrAun exhibition
BasicKnives
Caroline Noordijk
Designer Look&Feel, Brand Identity specialist Auckland, New Zealand