I recently read a surprisingly interesting article on the design of the chip fork. It explained how it is a real unsung hero and true champion of design. And I agree. It's both minimalist and iconic and has even stood the test of time (it hasn’t changed since the 60s).
I love that it's even bold enough to sidestep the traditional three-prong approach we were so used to in a fork and instead says, "I'll be fine with just two." This is the kind of approach to design that puts the chip fork among the ranks of the design classic. Outside of its design merits it is even 100% biodegradable. Bonus!
This has inspired me to create a blog about what I personally feel are design classics.
Converse Chuck Taylor Lo-Tops
I’ve grown up wearing these and have probably gone through in excess of 10 pairs. Originally derived from the hi-top version of the same design, which were produced by Converse in 1917 to try and capture part of the Basketball shoe market. Since then the shoe has made a gradual shift from the sport shoe market to the casual shoe market. Which is where I discovered them. Subtle in design and comfortable to boot, they achieve a great look by doing nothing too complex, but exceeding at doing the basics so well. A feature I love in all designs.
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