由設計名人萩野光宣領軍，來自日本新瀉縣的FD STYLE，是我近年看過最帥氣的一個廚具品牌。作為活化地域產業風潮中的其中一員，FD STYLE積極串連在地職人，揉合上傳統製鋼技術，製作出清一色的黑鋼廚具製品，煥發出簡煉的現代感；曾獲得日本GOOD DESIGN AWARD大賞、德國IF的設計獎，以及被《WALLPAPER》雜誌提名為最佳家居設計。
Headed by prestigious designer Mitsunobu Hagino, FD STYLE, which hails from Niigata prefecture in Japan, is the coolest brand of kitchen utensils that I have ever seen in recent years. As a participant in the trend of revitalizing local industries, FD STYLE actively brings local artisans together and blends in traditional steel technology to produce a uniform set of steel kitchen products with black matte finish which radiate a sense of simple and decent modernity. Its design has won the grand award in GOOD DESIGN AWARD in Japan, and the iF Design Award in Germany. In addition, it has also been nominated the best household design by “WALLPAPER”, a magazine.
“Nitriding” and “oxide film” are two features that embody the craftsmanship spirit of FD STYLE, which has drawn inspiration from traditional steel making technology. “Nitriding” refers to artisan’s exposure of steel products to nitrogen during the heating process so as to harden their surface as well as to considerably enhance their rust resistance. Its principle is consistent with the ancient technology of knife manufacturing. Similarly based on ancient rust resistance process, “Oxide film” strengthens rust resistance of steel products through the use of steam to oxidize the surface.
After introducing the production process, it is time to move on to the featured products of FD STYLE in this report, which are not their long and best-selling cooking pots and pans but this set of “01” kitchen tools. Cooking enthusiasts who spend a great deal of time in the kitchen more or less hope to get their hands on a complete and durable set of kitchen tools. Within this 01 series you will find items including bottle opener, wine opener, can opener, peeler and measuring spoon, a selection that can satisfy your basic needs in the kitchen. In addition, its uniform black steel outlook can also be counted among its highlights. Not only does it bring peace of mind to those with obsessive-compulsive tendencies, the material of black steel itself also boasts the merits of preserving the appearance of tools, which remain elegant and cool despite many years of use.
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