The Fourth cutlery.
Bamboo. The fastest growing plant on earth.
When bamboo appears on the surface of the earth, it can grow up to eight meters in four months.
As a lightweight, easy-to-process, and strong plant material, bamboo has a deep connection in Japan.
From daily necessities to musical instruments and houses,
bamboo has been used as a material rooted in the Japanese daily life and culture.
Bamboo has historically supported Japanese lifestyles,
but as lifestyles have become more Westernized,
the use of bamboo has gradually declined with the advent of materials such as plastic.
Neglected bamboo forests are encroaching into the surrounding forests and mountains due to a lack of management.
If we don’t use bamboo, it will destroy the soil, trees, mountains due to its rapid growth.
Rough bamboo forests have come to be viewed as a nuisance and are even referred to as “bamboo hazard.
Each piece of STIIK is handcrafted.
Natural moso bamboo is split, dried for a sufficient amount of time, and then processed.
Skilled craftsmen/woman use hands to sharpen, paint, and carefully finish the chopsticks all the way to the tips.
We are grateful for nature’s gift,and we are committed to design items that support our daily lives.
The use of bamboo leads to the preservation the environment.
STIIK Kills Nature？
No, STIIK Saves Nature.
The Fourth cutlery
Japan, we live with crossover food culture. From this context, STIIK was designed as fourth cutlery for all tables around the world. Eating habits are changing in a rapid pace globally. More and more people are eating different foods apart from their own cuisine. It is more common to have Italian at home, Chinese for lunch and Sushi for dinner. Time has changed the way we eat and behave, which makes us more flexible in adapting to new food cultures. STIIK was designed to adapt to modern eating habits, making this the fourth cutlery to your dining experience.
“Hito ata han”, literally means 1.5 times the length from a person’s thumb to an index finger “Hito” means one, “ata” is a traditional Japanese finger measurement, and “han” means half. It is considered to be the ideal chopstick length and was officially standardized during the Edo period (1604-1868). 300 years since, the length of chopsticks has unchanged from the 22-24cm, although Japanese average height has grown 10cm since then. For that reason, we have reached the conclusion that 26cm is a modernized “Hito ata han”.
STIIK is handmade from Japanese moso bamboo, which makes chopstick surprisingly thin but extremely durable. The unique balance between thinness and length comforts the pallet and creates a superb dining experience.
2021.11.29 Products STIIK’s annual color of the year “WORLD FOOD LIMITED” will be “miso” in 2022. Will be released on 9th December.
2021.11.29 Information Shop list are updated.
New shop are opened at Cambodia where you can try STIIK.
We awarded Silver Prize at APD(Asia Best Package Design) Awards 2021
2021.06.03 Information Shop list are updated.
The annual color of WORLD FOOD LIMITED 2021 “yuzu” released on today.
2020.11.11 Information Shop list are updated.
2020.10 Information We awarded Silver Prize at
Japan Package Award 2021.
2020.04.22 Information STIIK has been awarded the
Red Dot Award 2020 : Product Design, one of the world’s top three design awards, as well as the Pentaward Gold, the world’s largest package design award, which was awarded at the end of 2019, making it a double crown for product and packaging. We are truly grateful for the support of our customers, who are taking care of their meals every day.
2029.03.19 Information Shop list are updated. There are new retail stores and restaurant where you can use STIIK.
IZAMESHI TABLE, a cafe located at Shinjyuku, where you can eat Speciality preserved food, will open on 13th Dec. You can use STIIK with the dises. Enjoy!
The first year color of 2020 “gari” available today.
2019.12.11 Information Shop list are updated. There are new restaurant ay Tokyo, Singapore, Korea where you can use STIIK.
We exhibited on IFFT INTERIORLIFESTYLE TOKYO.
2019.10.01 Information Shop list are updated.
We won Gold Prize at pentaward!!!
We honorable to mention A Japanese chef Yuri Nagaya served her dishes with our STIIK to president of France,Emmanuel Macron
A story blog from KOZLIFE “How to made STIIK vol.2” are updated. (Japanese only)
A story blog from KOZLIFE “How to made STIIK vol.1” are updated.(Japanese only)
2019.02.01 Products We updated coating paint to our products. All STIIK are now DISHWASHER-SAFE !!
2019.02.01 Products We add new color, midium-grey and charcoal-grey.
Price: 3300yen (within tax) /Contains 2 pairs.
Color：Ceramic grey / Medium grey / Gari / Yuzu / Miso
Material：Natural bamboo (Moso bamboo)
Made in Japan
To sustain the quality of the product:
●Do not put it in microwave.
●Avoid storing or placing in direct sunlight for a long period of time.
●Do not keep in water for a long period of time.
●Adult supervision required.