Pencil Sharpener as a Kitchen Tool

Karoto by Avichai Tadmor
carrot peeler and sharpener

We all know it – the pencil sharpener, a design which is very functional to us. We almost use it every day.
Do you think design can be ‘transferable’? Or do you think design lose his functionality if we use it in another section of our life?

Designed for peeling, sharpening and curling ribbons of carrots, cucumbers, zucchinis and other oblong shaped produce onto salads and other dishes.

Website: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/23404/karoto-carrot-peeler-and-sharpener-by-avichai-tadmor.html

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3 Responses to Pencil Sharpener as a Kitchen Tool

  1. Profile photo of Nada Dalloul Nada Dalloul says:

    I love everything about this (I want one now!). I do believe design is transferrable and it becomes even more successful if it can be used for more than one thing. This vegetable peeler for example is extremely clever because the sharpener is an object that we trust and understand, therefore we can already imagine what the carrot shavings will look like before we’ve even tried peeling a carrot with this sharpener.

    Fantastic. I wonder if we can find more examples of transferrable design? Hmm… maybe I will hunt for something because you’ve got me curious now.

  2. Wow
    I really like these kind of design stuffs…
    It is look really interesting…
    Can i say it is functional?
    i think it will make some guys love cooking in the kitchen

  3. I really like creative recycling like this for it’s sense of fun or humour. It’s basically using something for a purpose other than what it was intended for.
    The only problem I have with it is that it is not as versatile as a proper carrot peeler, it’s quirky but I don’t think it’s all that great.

    I’m not sure something loses it’s functionality just because we use it somewhere else. Although if something is designed for a specific purpose, it’s ability to perform an unrelated function will always be compromised.

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