The story takes it beginning in Berlin. The two partners of the Murken Hansen design company were given the task, together with selected inspirators and advisors, to do a collection of kitchen knives: “Go develop a knife with functionalities to fit the demands of a professional chef but also the style and design feeling to accommodate the modern global consumer.” The team of designers, cooks and engineers joined together as a think tank and laboratory in the beautiful countryside of the German village Steinhöfel. In this culinary heart of Germany and away from everyday business, they took their time to investigate and discuss the basic functions of cooking and cooking tools with the goal to develop something truly special. A perfect mix of functionality and style. One of the most innovative outcome of this creative session is the two knife series of Steinhöfel. The Steinhöfel Profi and Meister series.