Sambonet Porterhouse and Sirloin Knives
From an essential, rudimentary tool in a man’s life, to a sophisticated, modern design object. Its story, one that is thousands of years old, was the inspiration that guided Paul Savinel in designing the new Sambonet steak knives Porterhouse and Sirloin. Two different spirits for two different functions: while both take their names from cuts of meat, the Porterhouse design is distinguished by its robust strength, while retaining elegance and functionality. The silhouette of Sirloin, on the other hand, is slender and as refined as its cutting performance, appropriate for sophisticated gourmet cuisine as well as taking up a position at the table.
The handles are offered in two different styles, with inserts in a natural type of maple wood or in a noble resin that, in its colour and nuances, recalls the refinement of ivory. The quality of Porterhouse and Sirloin is also reflected in their forged blades, featuring extremely thin cutting edges made with a special molybdenum and vanadium steel alloy that ensures a highly precise cut that stands the test of time.
Both knives are the product of research and advanced technology, a product that brings together the expertise of the company in the professional field and the stylistic studies the designer carried out together with the Sambonet Design Centre.
This project is part of the brand’s path to developing multicultural cross-pollination, opening up new frontiers in both cooking and its inclusion on the table. Porterhouse and Sirloin, in fact, while taking inspiration from the American world of barbecue, both interpret European dining culture in their form and style.
Paul Savinel, a French-Polynesian designer, was born in 1986. His father, who taught at the French school ENSCI and spent more than forty years designing for groups like Tefal, Calor and Alcatel, attracted Paul to the adventure of design through collaborations with brands like Ercuis and Saint-Gobain. After a long period working in 3D image processing, Paul went on a personal quest, focusing on a radical approach to product design.