Fusion by Andrea Ponti

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Familiars in the kitchen are always going on about the debate between steel and ceramic, and which makes a better knife. While the Fusion Knife Collection may not be a contender among the more popular favorites, it does hold up a blade to the aesthetic competition. Designed by Andrea Ponti and produced by craftsman Issei Hanaoka in his Kyoto studio, the wooden knives are a minimalistic alternative in which the handle is indistinguishable from the blade. The uniformity of materiality lends the knives, which are available in both ebony and blond maple as serrated and non-serrated, a mysteriously aboriginal quality beneath the elegant front. The streamlined curve of the blade to handle is accentuated by the wood’s natural grain; but be careful! These knives are as sharp as any.

Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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