Who is Signe?
A butter knife rest is an item with ancient origins that has traditionally been used to put butter knives or jam spoons on to prevent smudging tablecloths or plates. In Sweden they are called ”smörtax”, which means ”butter dachshund”. The name comes from the fact that a butter knife rest was usually given the shape of a small, sculpted dachshund.
Our Signe is a modern version of the traditional butter knife rest. The product is inspired by the miniature dachshund dogs in its purpose of course. However, this modern design extends its utility to both the table setting as well as a place to set serving utensils on, as it is slightly larger than the traditional version.
Signe is made of brass and is also available with a nickel-plated surface. They are sold in pairs and are stackable.
How come you ended up designing a butter knife rest?
”With a passion for food and an interest in old classic utensils, this product was developed. The inspiration comes mainly from two directions. My dachshund dog is of course named Signe but my grandmother was also named Signe, albeit her middle name. My grandmother was a master in the kitchen and the butter knife rest was always part of the table setting. Signe will not only be a practical utensil but also a fine detail both on a set table and on the kitchen counter".