product-design

PRODUCT DESIGN

knives

Ceramic Knife

The craft spirit that goes behind the crafting of KIKUSUMI charcoal is the inspiration behind each KIKUSUMI ceramic knife. The glowing red KIKUSUMI flower represents the moment of creation, adding an element of beauty to each charcoal black ceramic knife to inspire the cook’s creativity each time the knife is used.

 

kitchen tools

 

Oroshi Grater

A modern update on the classic Japanese grater called “Oroshigane” that fuses the best qualities of tradition with an exciting splash of color.  Made by hand in Japan out of either 18-8 Stainless Steel or traditional Copper with a handle dipped in a colored epoxy resin to give a softer and warmer grip.  The grater surface is created by hand with a tool that punches through the surface resulting in an ideal pattern of sharp points.  The Kikusumi Oroshi Grater is the perfect tool to turn roots like ginger, wasabi and daikon into a soft paste.  

Kitchen Peeler

A modern update on the kitchen peeler that combines the best qualities of tradition and adds a fresh new vibe.  Made in Japan out of 18-8 Stainless Steel with a handle dipped in a colored epoxy resin to give a softer, warmer feel to the grip along with an inspiring flash of color.  The blade is sharpened by extraordinary hands at a traditional metal forger shop in Niigata. 

 

cutting boards

Ceramic Knife

The craft spirit that goes behind the crafting of KIKUSUMI charcoal is the inspiration behind each KIKUSUMI ceramic knife. The glowing red KIKUSUMI flower represents the moment of creation, adding an element of beauty to each charcoal black ceramic knife to inspire the cook’s creativity each time the knife is used.

 

photography

PHOTOGRAPHY

 

logo-d

LOGOS

interior-design

INTERIOR DESIGN

website-design

WEBSITE DESIGN

websites

Del Cook

The website for www.delcook.com was structured to present a visual catalogue of multiple design project.  Emphasis was placed on a minimalist presentation that can be scrolled from top to bottom in a straightforward manner. 

APPLEWASABI DESIGN

The website for www.applewasabi.com was designed to display a visual showcase of the firm’s design projects.  Emphasis was placed on a clean layout that allows the visitor to engage with the content in an intuitive way.

 

 

LuxNiseko Alpine Lifestyle

The website for www.luxniseko.com was designed as a magazine-style template to present a variety of media formats in an organized and visually stimulating way.  Emphasis was placed on compatibility with mobile and page loading speed.  A color palette customized to give the site a modern-retro look that reflected its roots in northern Alpine countries that experienced snowy winters and warm summers.

 

mobile apps

Kikusumi App

The craft spirit that goes behind the crafting of KIKUSUMI charcoal is the inspiration behind the KIKUSUMI products.  The mobile app includes original material and active links to Kikusumi Knife Store, Kikusumi Magazine, customer support and media content like videos and news.  The KIKUSUMI app includes all the tools and knowledge needed to inspire a cook’s creativity to greater heights.