For product designers and manufacturers, the “Academy Award” equivalent in our industry is the internationally coveted “Red Dot” design award issued annually by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. It is a big deal. This is a two dimensional trophy; This year, the Red Dot organizers created a new award exclusively for the nation of China which
HongMu Master and Chopstick Master HongMu is the cultural name for all Chinese precious and artistic wooden furniture. Here is a short video of Mr. Yang Jinrong, the top Chinese HongMu Master, and the Chopstick Master by Bridge City Tool Works.
We are News! Check out this article from the Lake Oswego Review all about Chopstick Master by Bridge City Tool Works. Chopstick Master makes perfect chopsticks STAFF PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE – John Economaki shows his Chopstick Master, a simple handtool that allows people to make perfect chopsticks, even if it is their first time to
I am back from my third trip to Asia in the last six months and this was the best trip yet — I have lots of news to share. I stopped by the factory producing the Chopstick Master and watched as the very first units were being boxed. This was so cool to see. Production
During the past 6 months, over 1,000 pair of chopsticks have been produced with various Chopstick Master prototypes. Now we are ready. Production has begun and we’re taking pre-orders to maximize our production run. The pre-order window opens September 10, 2015 and will remain open through October 10, 2015. Click here to learn more and
Sunday I leave for China, my third visit in the last six months. I must say, the experiences and friendships I have accumulated are lasting and incredibly rewarding. This may be the most fun six months of my BCTW business life. To think it took 32 years to have this much fun doesn’t say much
Several weeks ago, over the Forth of July holiday, I traveled to Taipei to unveil the second generation of the Chopstick Master™. If you have never been to Taipei in July, it is hot. So hot in fact, on my cab ride to the exhibition hall I saw two trees fighting over a dog… The
I just returned from a trade show in Taipei demonstrating version two of the Chopstick Master. All I can say is “WOW”. Just like in Shanghai, the people making chopsticks were about as happy as happy can be. I really feel damn lucky that this idea has been so well received, again. It was 4