Hand'Elle - Sustainable BYOC Eating Utensils

incorporates a set of adaptable finger positions that are common to the 5th to the 95th percentile of men and women collectively in terms of etiquette, and hand size and shape. Different surface textures aid finger position and grip while offering a more tactile experience.
By focusing on ergonomic comfort, the design provides an eating experience that is more pleasurable than single use cutlery.
Aesthetically, the design is striking and desirable, while the weight of the injection moulded plastic (nearly 12g) provides a feeling of worth within the product, making it less likely to be thrown out or lost.
Tine spaces in the fork that fit snugly over the knife edge to allow for scraping/cleaning after eating.
The use of PEF as a material allows for recyclability when the product reaches the end of its life, without relying on fossil fuel as a resource. It also means that manufacturers can adopt production without large upfront costs incurred with retooling for an exotic material.

Freelance, Full-time, Moonlighting
JR Ryan
Multidisciplinary Designer Wells, United Kingdom