The project Nikkan is an approach to the traditional Eastern cutlery. While in the Japanese culture, wood is the preferred material for chop- sticks, metal is favored in Korea. The mixture of a wooden core enclosed and shielded by a metal cover plays with this cultural difference.
The result is a pair of chopsticks that is surprising as well as handy, as they can be separated to eat and nested back together afterwards. This way they are taking less space and the user is unlikely to lose a piece. Due to their interlocking shapes it is also easier to get and keep a firm grip of the food.
The metal cover consists of 0.7 mm stainless steel. Its gripping section has been reduced to the essential contact areas. The wooden core is made out of plum or ebony.