Regarding the redesign of “chopsticks”
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The “Fifth Invention” of the Chinese
One of the most used products in people’s daily life
Are you curious
Two simple chopsticks
How can we re -design?
The old worker brings it today
Design case of some chopsticks
Hope to bring you new design inspiration ~
01 When Nendo meets chopsticks
Nendo is one of our most familiar Japanese design studios. They are good at incorporating innovative brain holes into various scenes and objects in life. In 2013, Nendo collaborated with the Japanese traditional lacquer chopstick manufacturer Hashikura Matsukan to design a series of bright chopsticks.
Rassen chopstick design sketch
Rassen’s inspiration comes from the spiral structure of DNA. Nendo uses the spiral structure to combine two chopsticks into one, and simply turn it on when used, which is convenient for storage.
Kamiai chopstick design sketch
The square Kamiai is narrow and thick, and a gap is embedded in magnets. In this way, when the two chopsticks are flipped together, they will automatically put together. At the same time, magnet blocks were set on the outside of the chopsticks to exclude each other to avoid adsorption together during normal meals.
sukima chopstick design sketch
SUKIMA chopsticks are designed from the end of the chopsticks. A simple small processing is made at the end, so that the two chopsticks can be combined into different poker graphics when they are placed together, which increases the fun of using chopsticks.
jikaoki chopstick design sketch
Jikaoki’s design is to solve the situation where the chopsticks will often touch the desktop unsality. Simten to the scene of a pencil and design the chopstick head into a thinner and thinner form than the chopstick body, which can make this part hang out at the time of flatness and avoid pollution during contact.
The top of HanataBa chopsticks is designed as the shape of the flowers, which increases the friction of the chopsticks, making it not easy to roll off, and at the same time, it is full of girlishness.
02 Floating colorful chopsticks
The designer of the Uki Hashi below is Mikiya Kobayashi, a designer from Japan. He uses a special shape to make the front end of the chopsticks never touch the desktop, and solve the same problem as Jikaoki designed by Nendo. It has won the 2010 IF Gold Award.
03 origami chopsticks
By takeshi Hamana & yuya iwagaki
In order to solve the situation where the chopsticks can touch the desktop dirt, designers Takeshi Hamana and Yuya IWAGAKI have settled from chopsticks and made a work that can “make” chopsticks anytime, anywhere.
Where should I put the chopsticks in the middle of the meal? The impact on the bowl is not polite and the influence of inserting it in the meal. Although the hotel and the restaurant generally have their own shape of chopsticks, but if you run to the flies restaurant, in front of the oil -stained table, what do you have to put chopsticks to put chopsticks. Is it a good suggestion?
The cleverness of the chopsticks of “Temotoasobi” is that there is an origami dotted line on the paper cover, which can be folded into a geometric body to provide a shelf for chopsticks; when discarding the chopsticks, you can wrap the chopstick head for restoration. The whole process is dry. Clean.
04 tenonian chopsticks
By yuma kano & katsuhisa toda
Without a nail, a screw, or any adhesive, the charm of the tenon -and -mortise structure is to connect only with the component itself, and it is extremely firm.
Japanese designer Yuma Kano and carpenter Katsuhisa Toda used the “big expenses” to use the wooden process passed down in ancient times into the production of chopsticks, adding a simple taste to this tableware.
Carpenter is attentively polishing the structure at the connection
Chopsticks are the wooden strips that are integrated. The tenon -and -mortise structure is added to the small chopstick structure. In fact, the concept and meaning are greater than practicality: After all, Japan, which is the spirit of craftsmen, does not want to forget traditional skills under modern manufacturing. (Even if it is introduced from China)
02 knives and chopsticks
This is also a chopstick that combines one -Nicoichi. It almost made Japanese aesthetics the extreme, and it was summarized as “the dining table has no borders, and chopsticks are also knife and fork.”
In terms of style, Nicoichi was designed by Spanish architects. He cut a whole wooden wood, so each chopstick was thick and one tip, and the food was disassembled through the upside -down direction, or the food was stored.
Chopsticks can be transformed out of the two use forms of knife and fork
It is mentioned that the “knife fork” is because the triangle shape of the chopstick head can be used as a fork, and the corner end of the triangle can assume the role of the knife. (Because this chopsticks are particularly facing foreigners who love Asian culture, the form of chopsticks and forks is more about the transition between knives and forks to chopsticks. It is meaningless to grab the disputes that violate the etiquette of the dining table.)
Blue means Mount Fuji
Another major feature of Nicoichi lies in its color. On the official website, it has a total of 15 colors to choose from, each of which corresponds to different iconic things in Japan, such as Mount Fuji, Sakura, Kabuki, Tea, Meng, etc. But even more surprisingly, these are designed by Korean designers.
In addition, each pair of chopsticks are artificially made, and they also invited Japanese lacquer artist Satono to use high -end paint color. It can be said that every detail of Nicoichi implies ingenuity and shows the beauty of other foods.
After seeing so much, you may say: Why are all Japanese chopsticks? Indeed, although chopsticks originated in China, its practical value gradually covered people’s aesthetic inquiry and attempts in the long times of changes.
Produced by Jia Inc
In China, designers pay more attention to traditional Chinese aesthetics, and the transformation and upgrades on flower decorations, patterns and packaging, but there are very few design innovations for chopsticks itself.
People in Japan are already used to inspiring life as inspiration and integrated into each piece of small objects, especially traditional objects. This is where we can learn and should be learned.