Standing knife reduces wear on hands and joints

Nominated: Design for All Award

Gloria Mundi Care sell beautiful, functional tools online. See how design concern, in a user-centered development process, designed a prototype for an ergonimical knife in close collaboration with Gloria Mundi Care. 

Gris ved varmelampe

design concern


Gloria Mundi Care


Expanded product lineup

Optimal ergonomics regardless of ability

Non-slip handle

Attractive for a wide target group

About the project.

Gloria Mundi Care’s philosophy is to offer decent solutions for life’s dilemmas. The solutions have to work equally well for everyone regardless of level of ability and still look great. 

The design of the ergonomical knife became Standing Knife which is a type of kitchen knife that can both stand and lay down. 

The development process and user tests happened in close collaboration with the users both with and without decreased ability in the hands which makes it more appealing for wider target group. 

It is especially easy to grasp from the standing position, and the handle is shaped as a saw. This means that you don’t have to bend the wrist anymore. It is enough to use the strength in one’s arms – and thereby avoid needlessly wearing out wrists and fingers.

Furthermore, the knife has an ergonomic and non-slip handle which never feels cold to  touch. This means that people with arthritis and limited hand strength can easily use it.


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