JP Steak Knife

John Pawson, 2012


The steak knife draws on the spare formal language that Pawson used for other cutlery pieces. The design uses contrasting conditions - curved and straight, matte and gloss, the handle's heft and the blade's slenderness - and, through a series of refined junctions, achieves visual harmony. The rich grain of the dark Macassar ebony is perfectly balanced by the characteristic organic patterning of the bright Damascus steel.

  • Ebony handle with a damascus steel blade
  • Winner of The Chicago Athenaeum Museum's 2013 Good Design Award
  • 9.4" w
  • Made in Belgium by when objects work