Chopoon or Spooncho?

What would you like to call this really neat cutlery? Nothing fancy about it, but simply a soup spoon with no handle, just two pig-nose-like holes (grunt!oink!) where you fit in wooden chopstick. The Chopsticks Plus One Project is more for the Asian market, where meals require different sets of cutlery to be used. It is a hybrid of chopsticks and spoon; however there is an ace up the sleeve with the Chopsticks Plus Two. It’s a chopsticks & toothpicks combo! But Pick your teeth in private.

Photographs by: Véronique Huyghe

Designer: Aïssa Logerot

Chopsticks Plus One – Chopstick Spoon Project by Aïssa Logerot

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46 Comments

  • enoo says:

    It looks nice, I hope it fits well in the spoon, as I would be afraid to see it fall appart when eating soup 🙂

  • Etienne says:

    Can we buy it?

  • tony says:

    i think that is realy not a good design…
    the designer should ask asian how we use chopstick and spoon.

  • sleepyninja says:

    I agree, this is not a good design. Most of the time we eat our soups and stews using chopsticks and spoon conjointly. It is not practical for one to eat ramen, pho, congee even miso with this utensil.

  • tudza says:

    What’s up with the sushi in the bowl? Do they really serve it that way were you go? That’s just weird.

    That stuff is finger food by the way. Also, you’re about to dip it rice first, which is the wrong way to do it.

    Know what? Every place I’ve been that requires a spoon to eat their food has spoons.

  • leo says:

    Very conveniece, good idea.

  • cyc says:

    i vote spooncho

  • Carl says:

    fiddly not for me

  • Confucius says:

    Haha this is a joke. The designer obviously has no idea about how to use chopsticks and spoons, when eating asian cuisine. Even as a westerner, I enjoy using chopsticks (I did today even) and I know the importance of having the chopsticks and spoon separate.
    This design is hopeless. Amongst many other things try using the spoon after the sticks have been separated! Design for designs sake, and in this design its a big fail.

  • R says:

    But it is definitly a good design for other countries then Asian ones, where we like to have asian food but are not used to eat soups with chopsticks only.

    According to me = a good design solution!

    • OMG says:

      learn it!! pal
      asian people learn to use folks and knifes as well
      it’s only an excuse if you don’t respect other culture but do a horrible design

  • Jak says:

    Awesome design. I like it’s dynamic ability incorporating eastern and western together.

    • OMG says:

      what’s wrong w/ you? learn some more about asian food and chopsticks. it’s really a bad design no one would like to use it except those who don’t know how to use chopsticks

  • Jak says:

    To improve the design they should make the chopsticks square at the top, and made out of some sort of metal/ceramic material. Next, they should add magnets at the tips and inside the spoon add-on, and on one side of the chopsticks so that when you convert it back to a spoon it sticks together as one unit instead of falling apart. That would make this an incredibly effective design.

  • Confucius says:

    How does this benefit over the current method? Its novel but there is more work and effort involved. And you are increasing production costs.

    The toothpick idea is good, but by the way they churn out chopsticks, this method is too fiddly, and far too expensive to implement.

  • GL says:

    Is it really necessary to fuse them together. Chopsticks as it is. Spoon as it is. Leave them alone.

  • themark says:

    Obviously designed by someone who doesn’t eat asian noodles very often. Once you’ve separated the chopsticks, how do you use the spoon again? How to compensate for Chopstick variances in diameter? And what about sticky or slippery ends? Big mess ahead, on your hands and in your lap. Good enough to get you on Yanko though! Big design fail.

  • Ron says:

    A nice thought.

    Doesn’t make it less horrible though.

  • OMG says:

    @ Aïssa Logerot
    i surf ur website and find a lot pretty design there. they are great, indeed.

    so i think this one maybe just lack of advance research about the culture difference

  • I am sorry but I am lost on this one… Looks like something you would see in the back of marshalls marked down 90%.

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