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THE EXPLORATION OF FOOD CULTURES THAT LED TO EATING TOOLS

HUGO NETINDER

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SUMMARY

WHAT: A cutlery set that gives you the total freedom to eat your food in the way you want to.

WHY: Everyone has to eat, but around the world the variation in how we do it differs. I wanted to make cutleries that are familiar and inclusive for everyone as well as accepting each other's cultures.

ASSIGNMENT: Create cutleries that cover new ground in relation to food cultures around the world.

INVOLVED: Hugo Netinder

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FINAL PRODUCT: The drop shape is inspired by the handshape of giving somethingto someone else.

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The spoon and fork are longer to get a special feeling when eating.

CULTURES

Understanding different cultures was important during research. Given all the different food cultures we have, I started digging deeper into a few of them, getting a hold of rituals, traditions, parables and differences between them. Documentaries and books such as Cooked, Chef's Table were good sources to get a bigger picture.

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The spoon and fork are longer to get a special feeling when eating.

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Using the cutlery side as chopsticks is a possibility.

WORKING BY HAND

To get the best feeling about how I could connect to the cutleries, my hands explored shapes and concepts through clay. To explain some of the shapes and inspirations: Left side first set is based on both cutleries and chopsticks, middle oval shapes based on the giving hand and right upper corner of how arabs pinches the bread to scoop up the food.

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The shapes of  the cutlery part are small and helpful to get a good grip when using the chopsticks.

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The drop shape of the spoon makes it convenient to both cut with its thin edges or as a smaller serving dish.

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