OOPARTS-001 (2021)
Aichi Design Vision

OOPARTS-001 is an unpacking knife carved out of a block of metal, looks like an ancient stone tools. The motif of this knife is the hand-axe, made in the early to mid Paleolithic period. However, the material has been updated from stone to aluminum, and the manufacturing method has been changed from hammering to cutting with a machining center. As a result, the cutting marks made by the end mill form a wave-like pattern that creates the shape of the cutting edge. While ancient people used stone tools to hunt animals and cut down trees, modern people use knife to open packages that are delivered to them.