Wooden Knives: Fusion by Ponti Design Studio

Fusion is a minimalist design created by Italy-born designer Andrea Ponti. Andrea Ponti is an Italian designer specializing in everyday electronics, who has developed hundreds of products currently on the market. Born in Cagliari, Italy, in 1985, he has lived in Japan since 2006. Ponti is currently the Art Director and Chief Designer at Pineway Asia Ltd and Innopocket. He collaborates with several Italian and international design companies and fashion houses.


Fusion is a design that collaborates design characteristics from all around the globe. As a multi-national corporation, Ponti Design Studio is able to combine aesthetics and functions from two different cultures and two different design languages. As a result, the blend resulted in two kitchen knives that are divided into two colors: ebony and white maple. The knives are hand-made in Kyoto, Japan, and are a limited edition set by Japanese artist/craftsman Issei Hanaoka.

Both knives feature ergonomic grips for the ultimate in slip-resistant comfort. The knives are available in two sizes and styles: serrated and non-serrated. Since the design is so minimalist, the knives can be easily taken care of. The knives are packaged in the traditional Japanese kiribako boxes.




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