Chop by LucidiPevere Studio
for Normann Copenhagen

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Chop by LucidiPevere Studio for Normann Copenhagen

Italian designers LucidiPevere Studio have created this circular kitchen knife for Danish brand Normann Copenhagen.Chop by LucidiPevere Studio for Normann Copenhagen

Called Chop, the product has a stainless steel blade and rubber handle.

Chop by LucidiPevere Studio for Normann Copenhagen

The blade can be sheathed in a rubber cover when not in use, completing the doughnut shape.

Chop by LucidiPevere Studio for Normann Copenhagen

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Chop by LucidiPevere Studio for Normann Copenhagen

The information below is from the manufacturers:


Industrial design at its best - Normann Copenhagen presents Chop

Once again Normann Copenhagen surprises us and launches a product for the kitchen that combines the best qualities into a single design. Chop, designed by the Italian designer LucidiPevere Studio, is a different chopping knife that brings a bit more fun into cooking. The knife sits well in the hand and its unconventional round shape makes it easy to use with just one hand.

Paolo Lucidi and Luca Pevere are the designers behind LucidiPevere Studio. From their design studio in Udine in Italy, they create industrial designs based on a pragmatic and curious approach to design.

Chop by LucidiPevere Studio for Normann Copenhagen

In creating Chop, LucidiPevere have focused on creating a functionally good chopping knife with a different expression. Chop can be used with just one hand and easily chops herbs, chocolate, etc.

LucidiPevere say: “Products should create joy and surprise the user. It was important to us to create a knife with a brilliant function. A usable knife in a simple design that sits well in the hand and which has an amusing and aesthetically stylish form. It is not often that you see a round knife, this is what made us think that it would be interesting to play with a round shape for Chop”.

Chop by LucidiPevere Studio for Normann Copenhagen

The kitchen knife Chop is available in four different colours.
Material: Rubber – stainless steel
Colours: Black, grey, light blue, pink


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  • Andy

    i'll save my judgement on the above until I see or try it, but their website is really great lots of nice objects.

  • aierace

    Whomever thought this was a good idea obviously doesn't cook. I'm guessing it's historical basis is a Mezzaluna, a knife that is also round but with two handles. The blade would work great, its the handle I have a problem with. A singular handle would allow you no leverage against something like a block of chocolate and would be hard to maneuver even while cutting woody herbs like thyme.

    This design is not functional. I would expect more from dezeen.

  • http://www.charles-constantine.com Charles

    This is based off of an Ulu knife, which is used in combination with a base that has a depression matching the radius of the knife. The design is incredibly functional.
    http://www.overstockmarketplace.com/Ulu%20Knife%2

  • steph

    I think it would work for me, can imagine it works well for herbs, even thyme, as long as it keeps beeing sharp.

  • visage

    Surely the leverage is already down to the fact that it's circular?

  • michelalano

    So nice that we have 6+ shots of it in its cool protective sleeve (perfect for a child to mistake as a toy) and not one photo of it in action or even on a kitchen countertop to indicate scale.

  • band

    this is an interesting weapon!

  • SpottedByNormannCopenhagen

    Hi michelalano,
    You can see it on a kitchen countertop here: http://spottedbynormanncopenhagen.com/2010/09/30/

    Normann Copenhagen

    • michelalano

      Thanks for that. I'm curious as to why dezeen chose not to include that picture.

  • paolo lorini

    good job luca and paolo
    it's not anymore a mezza luna
    it's a luna nuova!

    and I want one…

  • xtiaan

    I always wonder why dezeen insists on "floating on a white background" shots that give no indication of scale
    as a site presumably by those interested in design for those interested in design Im constantly amazed at how often dezeen presents us with essientially useless pretty pictures
    from the ones above this thing could be worn on the finger, or i could drive a car through it. Knowing its a knife I can very roughly guestimate the size, but this is the exception, not the rule with most of your pictures.
    I know floaty and white makes for a pretty website, but its also pretty useless
    cmon dezeen, how about some USEFUL visual information for a change.