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Galleries // 2013 Spark:Concept // Sharking
Winner - Silver
Designer: Mr. JungJun Park
Design Type: knife
Company / Organization / School: Sky Designers Community
Team Members: Sangun Kim, Eunjoo Jeong, Yujin Kang
Sharking refers to a fishing sport which has the purpose of catching types of sharks. Moreover, it is a knife which was designed to be found easily when sunken inside water. Knives are an object which possesses potential danger within kitchens. When other tableware and knives are put into the sink when washing dishes, it is very dangerous because the knife is mixed in with other utensils. Moreover, it is difficult to find the knife at all within dirty water. However, what if the knife floats p on the surface of the water like a shark's fin? This allows for the knife to be found easily. Therefore, since the risk of injuring one's hand decreases, it will provide alertness to the user. Sharks are the most dangerous creatures in the ocean. Knives are also convenient kitchen tools yet they also require a high level of cautiousness. There is no doubt that both sharks and knives both factors which possess potential danger within water. In particular, a knife which has sunk down to the bottom of the sink is highly dangerous since it may not be distinguished from other kitchenware easily due to the bubbles formed from detergent. We used this similarity in order to design a knife which resembles a sharp that floats up to the surface of the water.