We see a lot of different knife designs floating around out there, but this Williams Sonoma Concept By Juan Restrepo stood out from the crowd.
Restrepo, an industrial designer from Columbia living and working in Texas, took an interesting approach in reimagining these kitchen stalwarts. For the knife, he drew much of his inspiration from the actual knife blocks and cutting boards. The wooden handle of the kitchen knife swoops out over the bolster and well onto the cheek of the full tang blade and prominently displays the kitchen ware company’s name across its side. The spatula takes a similar approach. The pointed handle continues well down onto the rubber section of the kitchen tool for a striking and futuristic look. We can’t say how well these would preform in the kitchen, but they sure pass the “does it look cool?” test. Props to you, Juan.