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2011

Good Design Award

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Award-winning item
kitchen knife [Flachschmieder]
Business Owner
kitchen- and table ware
Category
Tableware and cooking tools
Company
Windmuehlenmesser Robert Herder GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Award Number
11G03010
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2011

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Outline

The decision to develop and produce this knife is an expression of my heartfelt wish to preserve and continue the fascinating craftsmanship and knowledge that have made my home town, Solingen, so famous. We have succeeded in saving the traditional knifemaking skills of freehand grinding and blue glazing. After a great deal of searching, we found young people who wanted to learn these techniques. Ten cutlers have served apprenticeships with us so far, and seven of them remain in our employment as knifemakers to this day.

Producer

Giselheid Herder-Scholz, president, Windmuehlenmesser Manufaktur Robert Herder GmbH & Co. KG, Solingen, Germany

Director

Giselheid Herder-Scholz, president, Windmuehlenmesser Manufaktur Robert Herder GmbH & Co. KG, Solingen, Germany

Designer

Giselheid Herder-Scholz, president, Windmuehlenmesser Manufaktur Robert Herder GmbH & Co. KG, Solingen, Germany

More information

http://www.windmuehlenmesser.de

Already on the market
2009/11/1

Evaluation

This product was made by a company that trains young technicians with the goal of preserving local manufacturing traditions. We salute their enthusiasm and admire this kitchen knife's nice weight and balance.

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