It’s understandable if you can’t afford a Porsche — their least expensive model, the Macan, starts at $57,500 USD — but you can get more than a little of that familiar Porsche flair through the company’s Porsche Design sub-label. Founded in 1972 by F.A. Porsche, the designer of the original Porsche 911, Porsche Design brings the signature minimalistic design flair of the German automaker to create everything from watches to earbuds, electric bikes and leather jackets. The products are not cheap — it’s still Porsche, after all — but it’s a way to bring the beauty of Porsche into your life without shelling out five or six figures. The company’s latest product? A $240 USD meat cleaver.
Bringing a whole new meaning to “chopping it up,” the Porsche Design meat cleaver features a blade crafted of rustproof Japanese Pure 301 stainless steel, and an ergonomic stainless steel handle. The only embellishments are a metal nub that marks the end of the handle and a handful of black stamped graphics. The blade itself is almost seven inches long, and the knife weighs in at 11.2 ounces.
At the time of writing, the cleaver is sold out — it flew off shelves faster than the top speed of a 918 Spyder — but may restock soon.
Elsewhere in the world of design, MAD Archetects has completed a sci-fi-inspired sports stadium in Quzhou.