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Eindhoven designer Robert Knight has created a collection of products including a knife-block shaped like a cat.

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Knight makes the knife-blocks, called Mesblock, from polyurethane in his own work shop.

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Other pieces in the collection, produced for Knight’s graduation project, include an ash tray with space for fifty users to rest their cigarettes, an arm-rest attachment for tools used by municipality workers and a brass knuckle stamp for producing his own business cards.

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Here’s some more information from Knight:

About my view on humor, design and life.

‘Humor’ was the starting point in this project. I had to investigate what humor is, why we laugh, forms of humor and things like my ‘sense of humor’. This research all came together in my essay about ‘humor & design & I’. To communicate my ‘sense of humor’ I used a black book for all my idea’s and sketches. And from this I made a selection of four and worked them out into final designs.’

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Information about the four designs:

Title: Take 5
Material: epoxy

This prototype is for the 5 min. breaks that municipality workers have during the day.

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Title: Congratulations
Material: bronze

When I found my project title I immediately combined it with the brass knuckle idea. Not for violence but for company cards.

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Title: Socialcircle
Material: steel

Because of the new smoking policy in Holland people have to stand in the rain. So to make smoking outside a bit nicer I designed a big ashtray.

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Title: Mesblock
Material: polyurethane

This design explains itself, like it or hate it. I produce them myself in series’ of 10.

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I live and work in Eindhoven (The Netherlands). I have a little workshop where I try to produce everything myself.

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