The wooden knife reinvented

In the past, household items were mostly made of wood, everything from the chicken coop to kitchen utensils. Those were the days when people used materials from whatever they could find from nature to make everyday life better. Fast forward to today, it seems like humanity is returning back to Mother Nature, reinventing tools made of classic materials.

With its sturdy cast-iron handle, this knife stands on its own, upright. The authentic solid walnut blade is easy to wield, for children as well as adults, as it slices through lettuce and other vegetables with ease. This reinvention of the knife comes courtesy of designer Chifen Cheng, working in collaboration with Maison Milan.

The essence of Maison Milan is a quest for timelessness. The company seeks the reinvention of everyday things, by working with impassioned designers from around the world, treating every aspect of design with the utmost respect, and using the finest and most noble materials.


Maison Milan and Chifen Cheng won an award for their reinvented knife, in the category “Objects and accessories, kitchen products,” at the 11th annual Grands Prix du Design in February 2018.


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