STEELPORT Knife Block Wins Coveted GOOD DESIGN® Award

STEELPORT Knife Block Wins Coveted GOOD DESIGN® Award

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The STEELPORT Knife Co team is proud to share that our groundbreaking magnetic Knife Block has won a 2023 GOOD DESIGN® Award. The STEELPORT Knife Block received the award in the Kitchenware category due to its innovative design, exquisite craftsmanship, unique and versatile functionality, and significant contribution to modern kitchen aesthetics.

STEELPORT Knife Block with STEELPORT Knives in a kitchen

The STEELPORT magnetic Knife Block is a design-forward solution created specifically for home cooks who seek a non-restrictive and exquisitely crafted block to showcase their premium knives while enhancing their kitchen aesthetics. Meticulously designed and handcrafted in Portland, Oregon, the STEELPORT Knife Block stands out as a testament to functional innovation, exceptional design, and unparalleled craftsmanship. Its seamless integration of form and functionality elevates kitchen knife storage, providing a stunning display while ensuring the utmost convenience and safety for home cooks.

The GOOD DESIGN® Awards, presented by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. and celebrating 73 years of iconic design, identify and award the most innovative industrial, product, and graphic designs worldwide. Recognizing excellence in design, function, and aesthetics, the awards honor products that transcend ordinary consumer goods, embodying enduring quality and a strong public identity.

STEELPORT Knife Block in kitchen

“We are humbled and honored to receive a Good Design Award for the STEELPORT Knife Block,” said Ron Khormaei, CEO and Founder of STEELPORT Knife Co. “This recognition underscores that our knife block – with its patented feature – is not just a functional storage solution, but a stylish addition to kitchens. Crafted with precision and thoughtfully designed to showcase our knives, this magnetic Knife Block ensures that blades remain sharp, organized, and poised for the next culinary adventure.”

Rotating STEELPORT Knife Block

With unwavering attention to detail and uncompromising craftsmanship, the STEELPORT Knife Block perfectly represents the brand’s dedication to excellence. Recognized by prestigious publications and renowned chefs, STEELPORT knives have earned accolades for their superior quality. The knife block serves as a fitting showcase, embodying the same level of craftsmanship and enhancing the overall kitchen experience.

“While most knife blocks out there seem like an afterthought and are farmed out overseas, this block was truly designed and built to complement our knives and reflect our aesthetic,” said Eytan Zias, Bladesmith and Co-Founder of STEELPORT Knife Co. “The attention to detail and uncompromising craftsmanship which has gone into the wood and steel in this block is the same as we invest in every item we produce in our workshop.”

Standout features of the STEELPORT Knife Block include:

  • The patented curved base design sets the STEELPORT Knife Block apart from traditional blocks. The negative space created by the bent steel frame offers ample clearance, allowing users to effortlessly and safely grasp each knife handle, ensuring a seamless and efficient cooking experience.
  • A robust steel base and elegant Oregon Black Walnut wood front – the fusion of these materials reflects the brand’s commitment to quality, durability, and sustainability.
  • Strategically placed magnets embedded in the faceplate securely hold any standard kitchen knife, keeping them upright and easily accessible. This innovative feature not only ensures the knives are safely stored but also adds a touch of modern elegance to the block’s design.
  • The block’s dimensions are carefully tailored to fit easily under standard cabinet heights, making it a versatile addition to any home kitchen.

The STEELPORT team remains committed to innovation, design and quality, consistently setting industry benchmarks with each product release.

Side angled view of STEELPORT Knife Block



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