‘Rething’ by Anastasia Starostina creates a fusion of forms based on their functions and does it with amazing flair. It’s not often here at The Cutlery Review that we feature flatware that is not in production for sale but this design is so elegant we really want to show it to our readers.
It’s the fine folks at YankoDesign.com that brought this work to our attention:
“The abstraction of each of the objects has stretched the limitations of their initial potential”, says Anastasia Starostina, a Russia-based industrial designer.
“The different cutlery units cover a wide range of cuisines. The knife exists as an independent piece, and can be paired along with the other cutlery sets, allowing you to effectively cut and portion your meals. The three other cutlery pieces cover ranges of cuisine from Asian styles (with the spoon and the chopsticks) to Continental (spoon + fork) and even a third spoon/shaver hybrid for garnishes and embellishments like cheeses, truffles, and sauces.”
Fairview city in Oregon has installed a 37-foot tall fork for the Guinness World Record for the tallest fork. The biggest cutlery in the world? That’s one big fork!
The current record-holder for the “World’s Largest Fork” stands 35 feet tall in Springfield, Missouri. The massive fork is made of polished stainless steel and marks the headquarters of The Food Channel, an explanatory plaque says.
“When they were rehearsing, Florence was like, ‘I’ll need to get some implements. So, we’ll go over here.’ She picked it up and just went, ‘There’s one fork! There’s only one fork!’ So, that’s where that dialogue came from,” Bertie explained. “The props people were searching around for other forks, but they only had plastic ones, so it became the one proper cutlery fork and one plastic fork. It was perfect and it all went into the script and we came out with this hilarious Yelena and Kate scene. Florence and Hailee are just so relaxed with each other that Hailee could come out with the, ‘I’m one person,’ line as response to Florence running with the cutlery joke. It was funny, but also very Kate.”
What we learn from this is that having a decent set of cutlery is grade level for quality of life. Even in Russia.
Who doesn’t love a Fiesta? Good food and drink and friends and family. Dam, I’d kill for a fiesta right now. Well, maybe we can create a mini Fiesta indoors with a small group of friends? And beer, we’d need beer. And sunshine, lots of sunshine.
Made of 18/0 Stainless Steel and epoxy this service for four includes Salad Forks, Dinner Forks, Dinner Knives, Dinner Spoon and Teaspoons.
Love those colours! Which have an interesting back story:
“In January, 1936. FIESTA was the creation of Frederick Hurten Rhead, a second generation Stoke-on-Trent potter who had become Homer Laughlin’s design director in 1927. FIESTA was an immediate hit with the public and, by it’s second year of production, more than one million pieces were produced. The original five colors were Red, Yellow, Cobalt Blue, Green and Ivory. Turquoise was added early in 1937. The shapes of FIESTA were created in an Art Deco style with concentric circles highlighting the bright colors. The first six colors were produced through the 1930’s and 40’s until a change in fashion direction dictated a change to a softer palette of pastel colors at the beginning of the 1950’s. Color trends moved back to brighter colors in the early 1960’s and FIESTA moved with the trend. At the end of 1972, FIESTA was retired after 37 years of production. The retired dinnerware line soon became popular with collectors, especially those who had childhood memories of this brightly colored dinnerware. As years passed, the value of the original FIESTA colors and pieces grew as more people became avid collectors. Over the next twenty years, new colors have been introduced and FIESTA has become a trendsetter of color for the housewares industry. In the seventy years since FIESTA was first produced, there have been a total of 38 colors in the line. Today, Homer Laughlin introduces one new color each year and FIESTA has become the leading dinnerware brand in casual tabletop, as well as a consistent leader in bridal registries across America. All the while, collectors have continued to add to the dinnerware to which they were first introduced by their mothers and grandmothers. Today, FIESTA dinnerware is the most collected dinnerware in the history of the tabletop industry with well over one half billion pieces produced.”