14.09.17 - Design

L'ECONOME BY STARCK

My grandmother was a professor of Economy. In her vegetable amphitheater, she taught me economics, ecology, the beauty of the perfect spiral of a peel, the respect of the blade of her Econome.
Then, Economy was no longer in fashion, fashion was at waste. It did not work. 
The Economy and the Econome have returned. Finally.
I thank my grandmother and Guy Degrenne.” Ph.S


The story is in fact incredibly simple. In 1923, the Econome revolutionised everyday life in French kitchens. Its emblematic blade was a great assistance to all amateur and professional cooks, enabling them to finely peel fruit and vegetables leaving as much of the best flesh as possible.

In 2017, Degrenne and Philippe Starck offer an elegant and modern answer to this iconic utensil, whose design has remained unchanged for almost a century. When redesigning its shape, Philippe Starck took inspiration form the ustencil's essence. The sculpted, highly ergonomic handle is the result of his efforts to strip down to the object's square root, therefore aligning shape and fonction. It was the birth of L'ECONOME by STARCK.

For more information : www.degrenne.fr