Norwegian designer Petter Skogstad created Silhouette, a modern take on the traditional Japanese deba b?ch?, which literally means “pointed carving knife”. The handle is made of solid colored Corian and is faceted for a better grip.
“This project came about for a independent exhibition in Tokyo called “Food Work”. As the title indicates, the topic of the project is food: storage, preparation, presentation, and eating. These objects spring out of simple and ordinary, yet essential and vital, actions that tie people together across cultural differences. The objects are designed for everyday situations in Norway – they are Norwegian. However, we have been inspired by Japanese culture – or rather, by our particular understanding of Japanese culture. In other words: we have attempted to make Norwegian objects that could also be relevant to Japanese living. This knife design is traditionally for filleting fish and this is a big part of both Norwegian and Japanese culture.”