With all of its collections tagged “Made in France”, French company Utopic Design has set out to answer the industrial and environmental issue of what to do with carbon fiber production waste used in aeronautics, or more generally, what to do with waste in an ever-increasing consumer society.
This is how the company began designing and developing high-end objects and furniture from carbon fiber scrap from the French aerospace industry. Each creation is the fruit of the meeting between a recognized designer, an expert of the finished product and renowned industrialists.
The latest collaboration includes industry leaders, the know-how of revaluation-engaged designer Christophe Guérin, cutlery leader in France Tarrerias Bonjean and recognized chef Julien Duboué. They whisked together a seductive recipe, resulting in an exceptional designer knife—made from u-car- bon®, a material made up of 100% aeronautical carbon fiber production waste.
Duboué opened his first innovative restaurant at just 26 years old; ten years later, he has five popular restaurants and a big project in development to his name. Now the French chef Julien Duboué can also boast of having developed with Utopic a range of professional knives, to the height of its requirements. In a simultaneous movement with the opening of his fifth restaurant, Boulom, the chef launches his range of knives, including the chef’s knife, an unmatched blade for slicing any type of food. Its design sleek that contrasts with the classics of cutlery make it an object as much as an indispensable tool for lovers of exotic cuisine.
American artist Erin Tallman is a journalist for various online publications and is the Editor in Chief of AgriExpo e-magazine and ArchiExpo e-magazine. She has published three books, including her first novel.