It's a kitchen tool that can be used as a cheese slicer (kaasschaaf) and as a scoop for (arab)sweets. It's decorated with a cut out arabic calligraphy (yet to be determined) that enhances its cheese slicing function (cheese doesn't stick to it).
multipurpose cultural tool
kaasschaaf en zoete lekkernijen schep ineen
form, function and ornamention
the kaasschaaf (cheese slicer) is a must for every dutch household.
Everybody who likes cheese and sweets
I live in an area with a lot of arabic influences, the elhema competition made me think about ways to integrate the things I see around me, like the delicious sweets and cookies, in 'traditional' dutch products.
the design will have to be developed, material has to be determined.
A mould will have to be made and the tool will have to be manufactured.