Slice cheese knife by Anita Dineen takes home Vogue Living Design Award
This year’s Vogue Living Design Award went to designer Anita Dineen for her cheese knife made of single piece stainless steel. The Tasmanian designer calls it ‘Slice’ knife, which is inspired from Australian marsupial mouse. The knife is completely hand finished and aesthetically pleasing in design.
As the design is a single piece stainless steel, it knife isn’t divided into handle and blade except the continuous variation in the form of the metal. It gives a better control over the knife. The design fascinated the judges and opened a door for Anita to showcase her design to Alessi family in Milan. The trip to Milan is also sponsored by the Vogue.
Ms Dineen said she was “over the moon”.
“I know it’s cliché but my dream has come true — to design a piece for Alessi,” she said.
Well, it’s good to see that renown names are now encouraging emerging designers through their events. Alessi enjoys a reputation of being one of the oldest manufacturers of house-hold products. It’s a great privilege for any designer to have received a chance to approach it. On the other hand, Anita has also gathered appreciation for her jewelry designs. Now, she has got her dream chance. We wish her good luck with her career.