Giuliano Ricciardi Iedde Mussel Knife
Iedde Mussel Knife is Golden Design Award winner in 2022 - 2023 Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Award Category.
Iedde Mussel Knife

The Grammella, a tool used to shell Taranto black mussels, is a typical object of Taranto, Italy. Iedde is the result of a redesign operation focused on the analysis of the traditional tool, its use, the historic and geographic context and mussel. The ergonomics of the tool derives from the handle, whose shapes lend themselves to being received in the palm and from the blade that arises spontaneously following the curve of the grip, to connect harmoniously to the base. This makes the tool easy and comfortable to handle. Iedde is an iconic tool that represents the maritime culture of the city.

Iedde Mussel Knife
Giuliano Ricciardi Iedde
Giuliano Ricciardi Mussel Knife
Giuliano Ricciardi design
Giuliano Ricciardi design
Giuliano Ricciardi

Giuliano Ricciardi approached design shortly after finishing high school practicing at a carpentry workshop of where he learned the basics and manual skills needed to wood work. This learning experience lasted 3 years, until he was noticed by the owner of an important Architect Studio in Taranto who offered Giuliano to join his team at KinoWorkshop,as a draftsman. these professional experiences inspired him to pursue Graduate Studies in Industrial Design. Oriented to the use of raw wood material, limiting the use of other materials as much as possible, he’s gradually extending the range of materials of interest to ceramics, metals and polymers, giving his concepts and products balance between technique and material.


Iedde is a company born from the meeting of the award-winning designer Giuliano Ricciardi and the award-winning chef Agostino Bartoli, on the occasion of the recognition of the Taranto black mussel as Presidio Slow Food (Slow Food is an international non-profit association committed to restoring the right value to food). The focus is on designing and producing, thanks to the combined expertise of both partners, professional equipment and catering products related to the processing and consumption of the Taranto black mussel. The name Iedde derives from the Taranto dialectal translation of the pronoun she, and, from the name of the first object produced, the grammella, it was made the name of the brand. An iconic name for an iconic object/project. Iedde is the first company ever to produce and supply tools related to a fish product of the Ionian land.