Lincoln Kayiwa, a designer who graduated as a Master of Arts from the University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH in 2007 is running her own brand product design company KAYIWA – an epitome of novelty, aesthetics, functionality and environmental friendliness.
Her newest product, the sterling silver TUKAANI is a hand made eating device for Asian food consumers in the West. It may be held as traditional chopsticks. But unlike the disposable wooden chopsticks, TUKAANI is both machine and hand washable and much easier to set on – and use at table. The matt surface and taut movement allow steady grip in the hand. The curl at the end of the TUKAANI provides eased food picking and delivery to the mouth. The loop also allows easier hanging, storage and display.
TUKAANI is Finnish for the toucan bird species and the toucan’s bill provided inspiration for this cutlery project.