Hamburger tools, 2019
/ˈmetsō/ . adverb; half in Italian.
A pair of hand held integrated tools that create a cutting experience.
The design for this knife and fork, to half a hamburger, came from observing myself and others eating hamburgers. I noticed a lot of people cut their hamburgers with a knife while holding the hamburger with the other hand so it won't fall apart.
This gave me a direction for this project.
I wanted to design a cutting experience that would feel natural and intuitive but not messy. A hamburger is what you call finger food. that's the reason I wanted to keep the activity close to the fingers and the palm of the hand.
I wanted to design a tool out of simple, natural, minimalistic and clean shapes that will enhance the encounter of cutting and eating a hamburger.