Interview by magazine Lust auf Genuss (10/2011) with Sarah Wiener
Lust auf Genuss: In close cooperation with POTT you developed a separate series of knives. How did the progress of this series come about, and what was the progression of the joint effort?
Sarah Wiener: One would want their own series as a chef. I also detected that with many knives on the market each had some weakness – With this came the wish to create my own series, that would include all the ideal strengths.
Following the idea of a proprietary series, the question arose as to who still produces knives in Germany, and actually can produce them – top quality, sustainable manufacturing process, and materials. At the end there was only POTT left.
What was particularly important for these knives ? (form, material, function, …)
Beside top quality, there was a great ideal of emphasis on ethic and aesthetic attributes. They should lay pleasantly, and well balanced in one’s hand to perform difficult tasks. In addition finger protection was essential, and they should remain sharp – everyone understands this.
Lust auf Genuss 10/2011 (shortened)