I have a thing for recognizable objects that switch us (and our perceptions) out of automatic mode because they don’t line up with our expectations. In this case, Tel Aviv-based designer, David Suhami, has engineered a Swiss Army-esque knife that doesn’t cut, file or tweeze. It tells stories instead.
Suhami, who lists his main interests as “technology and humor” writes:
Supposedly you have just pulled out a pocket knife, but it is not for unscrewing or opening a bottle of wine. It is a pocket tool for unscrewing boredom and opening the fun. With the animal pocket knife, you can put together up to 81 different combinations such as Giraffe, Antelope and a Rhino. The animal pocket knife tools are made from stainless steel and the handles are made from fine Tabebuia wood.
The stainless steel represents technology while the wood is a nod to tradition.
As with yesterday’s Adoptable Human Skulls, the swiss animal knife is a terrific, albeit unusual, tool for storytelling. I hope Suhami finds the right manufacturer for this because I think it really…has legs. Click through for the antelope and a video.