The rise of high-end artisanal, sustainable and upcycled products encourage designers to design differently. Kuro’s ambition is to propose a new way of considering Belgium craftmanship through knifemaking experimentation and local manufacturing processes.
Kuro’s ambition is to propose a new ways of considering Belgium craftmanship through knife-making experimentation and local manufacturing processes.
Kuro is a set of experiments around knifemaking craftsmanship in Belgium. The inclination of designing with sustainable and upcycled materials has become necessary for the production of everyday objects.
Kuro ambition is to propose new ways of considering high-end artisanal products and Belgium craftsmanship through local manufacturing processes.
Kuro is made from 3 local and upcycled materials: Steel, Wood and Stone. All the materials are sourced around Brussels to keep it local. All the materials are processed and transformed into a knife using local manufacture technology and young Belgium blacksmiths to produce fine knives, a testimony of a new generation of craftmanship.
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The steel comes from rubbish damp, tested with a spectrometer for the carbon content. This step determines if the steel can be used to produce knives blade. The birch wood arises from the fallen trees of the Sonian wood south of Brussels. Finally, the bluestone, an emblematic Belgium material, is extracted from offcuts of Hainaut quarry.