Tong² -- 2011 iF product design award winner
the concept sketch
the early prototype
The idea of TONG² was inspired by the skillful waiter at my friend's wedding party who can use a fork and spoon together with one hand. It also represents the close relationship between people for sharing joy and happiness.
TONG² is an innovation in kitchen utensils and serving-ware. In its separated fork and spoon form it is the perfect salad server at the table. When connected via the hooking mechanism at the top, it takes on the utility of a serving tong. Made of heat and pressure-resistant nylon, it can be used in the pan during cooking. TONG² is also easy to clean and store. Its ergonomic and stylish design makes it the ultimate user-centric food preparation and serving tool.
I realised that my design, TONG², changed the standard of the salad tongs, as most of the major kitchen brand has their own 2 in 1 salad tongs now :)
well, as a designer, I am happy that I changed something in the world .