Admire The Deglon Meeting Knife Set

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Industrial Design

Written by Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
Jul 27, 2010


Please take a moment to admire the beauty and elegance of Deglon’s Meeting Knife Set.

Don’t worry, I’ll wait.


Why not take another minute?

Ok, ready? Let’s continue.

Designed by Mia Schmallenbach, this design is a wonderful exercise of merging utility with aesthetics. A sublimely beautiful design that stopped me dead in my tracks, and compelled me to study how to lines and shapes worked together. Furthermore this design is not just “form for form’s sake”. The knives cleverly tuck back into each other like Russian dolls thereby organizing and removing clutter on your kitchen counter. Some people have concerns on the functionality, but I’ll reserve judgment on this until I get a chance to hold one myself.

Here is what Mia had to say about her design.

Meeting is a set of kitchen knives: paring knife, carving knife, chef’s knife, filleting knife and their block. They all seem to be sculpted out of one piece of steel. The proportions are determined by the Fibonacci sequence with as its base the average width of a hand.

It is refreshing to see old school design methodologies, such as the Fibonacci sequence, given a new lease of life by combining the thinking with modern manufacturing technologies. Found everywhere in nature, we know that Fibonacci sequences work well in design, as proven by the Renaissance masters in the past. And it looks like it is still relevant in today’s context.

A big thanks to Shang Lee for this wonderful find and check out the Deglon Meeting Knife Set here! [via: Amazon]

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Shang Lee
Jul 27, 10 – 3:49 pm

Thanks for the plug! I just know you will like this. :) What I didn’t know was the background of it! Thanks for the research. I like Fibonacci numbers as well, but because I like Maths. :)

Jon Rayeski
Jul 30, 10 – 9:20 pm

I love the simplicity of this design. Brilliant!

Jul 31, 10 – 1:34 am

Oh my god, this is amazing. Thanks for sharing this amazing find!

Aug 05, 10 – 1:17 am

Would you mind sending me a direct link if anyone can find this online? I’m absolutely interested but am unable to find it on the website. Thank in advance!

Chris Hunt
Feb 02, 11 – 4:15 am

Pretty to look at, but I think I’d rather have a knife whose handle is designed to fit inside my hand, than to fit inside another knife handle. Usability doesn’t seem to be Deglon’s strong suit if their website is anything to go by.

If you really want to buy a set, Amazon have them.

Sep 21, 11 – 12:34 am

> the Fibonacci sequence with as its base the
> average width of a hand.

what the heck does that mean? fibonacci starts with 0 and 1…


Um ninho de facas
Oct 01, 11 – 7:07 pm

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Jan 03, 14 – 10:12 pm

i really like your product pls inform where to buy in india

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