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In5 Design, Dubai, UAE

Industrial design

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Exhibition December 12, 2014 to May 25, 2015
Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, New York

The exhibition includes PRIMITIVE KNIFE, Hardened chrome-molybdenum-steel.
Courtesy of Michele Daneluzzo.

Developed in his time as a student at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Daneluzzo references the earliest stone tools by crafting a knife blade from a single piece of material, though in this case it’s stainless steel. The designer conceived of the prehistoric, pebble-like form as an exploration of mankind’s relationship to the design of practical objects since the beginning of time. The tool, which rests in an accompanying stone-shaped stand, has a thick crest at the top that functions as a handle and narrows into a sharp blade at the bottom, perfect for use on a kitchen cutting board. This unique shape encourages the user to make direct contact with the tool itself and, in a further allusion to the past, does away with a modern convention: the knife handle.