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Tea Knife


BBC-Bamboo, Nantou County, Taiwan


Yu-Sheng Shu, Taipei, Taiwan

Red Dot
Fu-dau is a tea knife made of bamboo, featuring a curved contour which is produced by exposing a single piece of bamboo to steam. Due to the well-thought-out structure of the handle, this knife can be placed to stand vertically on its cutting edge. The knife owes its stability to a part made of red thermoplastic, a material that shrinks at high temperature and which was used to form a strong, lasting connection between the two wood surfaces.

Statement by the jury

»A combination of two complementary materials, based on creativity and good workmanship, lends this tea knife a highly distinctive aesthetic.«

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This product can be found in the
Red Dot Design Yearbook 2017/2018