Hofer Studio

Pair Knife

European Product Design Award (EPDA) Platinum Award 2017
Toronto Design Week Design Lines Award 2017


An experiment of the future, today.


A collaboration of exploration.

PAIR KNIFE is an exploration between today and the future, the studio and the materials laboratory.

Pair Knife is a product and materials study between industrial designer Joseph Hofer of Hofer Studio in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada and the industry leading additive manufacturing lab within Mohawk College located in Hamilton, Canada.


Two as one.

Printed on demand, Pair Knife is produced with future technology laser sintered 17-4 Stainless Steel, often reserved for modern jet engine innovations. Utilizing this process, the larger knife is made hollow, allowing a second smaller knife to be slipped inside. Stored in a slim leather envelope, Pair Knife fits neatly into the drawers of compact kitchens as well as packs for overland travel.


Pair Knife is currently in phase two material development and testing. If successful, limited production quantities will be made available first to registered followers of Hofer Studio.