Like a mussle a penknife has its most valuable things protected inside. I really liked this analogy. So i decided to turn the penknife into a beautiful mussle. And what a coincidence there is already existing a "penknifemussle" called in German "Taschenmessermuschel". So i developed the design inspired by this mussle.
Which animal(s) did you choose as a visual and why?
Beside that i like the analogy with the mussle and the penknife i was fascinated by the different type of the mussles patterns. I found they are perfectly to use for a design.
What culture or region does the animal stand for?
For the coasts of the North Atlantic from Norway to marocco . Although the North Sea, Baltic Sea and Mediterranean.
What story does your design tell?
Of a mussle which protects there pearl (tools) although of the feeling of finding a really rare mussle while walking on the beach.
What style did you choose for your design and why?
I choose to abstract the mussles typical layers and give them a new colorful pattern to make the principle how there seashell is constructed visible fore everyone in a colorful way. Although wanted to bring the permits shimmer on the knives design to make it like a little jewel.
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yes, Germany in a small town called Regensburg
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Hi! My name is Simon i am 28 Years old and live in Germany in a small town called Regensburg. I study architecture and on the way to my degree i discovered my passion for design and art. Since this moment i am doing different design and art projects when ever the chance is there. Like with one of my favorite projects right now, the Victorinox "Your Swiss Army Knife 2017" challenge.