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A series of cutlery with a handle shaped like a circle, square, and triangle. In general, each cutlery of one series tends to be designed cohesively, making it difficult to distinguish between spoons, forks, and knives when taking them out of drawers, and it took time to find the one you wanted. To solve this problem, the handle of each cutlery was re-designed in the geometric form of a circle (spoon), square (fork), and triangle (knife). As a result, it became easier to identify each cutlery without compromising for the sense of unity.

Besides, the spoon makes it easier to scoop up food by controlling smoothly with a rounded handle, and the fork with a square handle provides a better grip. For the knife, the blade, which is at the lower apex of the inverted triangle, can more easily receive force from the index finger that holds the opposite side of the blade. These geometrically designed handles can enhance the ability of the characteristic of each cutlery, such as scooping, pricking, and cutting food.

 

持ち手の部分がマル・シカク・サンカクのかたちをしたカトラリー。一般的にカトラリーは統一感を意識したデザインのため、引き出しなどから取りだす際のスプーン・フォーク・ナイフの見分けがつきずらく、目的のものを探すのに時間がかかっていました。そこで、それぞれのカトラリーの持ち手の形をマル・シカク・サンカクの幾何学形態にデザイン。その結果、全体感が崩れることなくカトラリーごとの識別が容易になりました。

また、まるい持ち手のスプーンはスムーズに食べ物を掬いやすくなり、フォークは四角い持ち手でグリップ感が向上。ナイフは逆三角形の下の頂点の位置にあたる刃に、反対側の辺を抑えた人差し指からの力が加わりやすくなるなど、食べ物を掬う、刺す、切るというそれぞれの特性をよりサポートできるようになりました。

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