It’s Canada Day and what could be more of a Canadian food than poutine? And how about some ice cream with that poutine? And how about a poutine fork, an ice cream spoon and a knife in either stainless steel or 14 karat gold plate?
Anneke van Bommel‘s Silhouette Cutlery Series is based on disposable options found at roadside snack stands or other venues of convenience, and van Bommel trades the single-use nature for a more elevated approach. The gold makes it pricey but the design and case are wonderful.
Happy Canada Day!
Available at Made Design
A design label called valerie_objects (yep, lowercase and underscore in the name) have started a design project collaborating with studios around the world. “the cutlery project” (still lowercase) features the works shown here by Koichi Futatsumata (above) & Studio Wieki Somers (below). Their mandate was “A prototype set of tools to eat with. Spoons, forks and knives.”
The designs of Maarten Baas and Koichi Futatsumata so far are the only sets in production the rest being prototypes. The designs use plastic, metal and what seems to be paper. These are some gorgeous pieces of work that really push the concept of traditional flatware.
Check out the other designs at the “the cutlery project”
According to an article at the Huffington Post, copper cutlery is the cool flatware for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner. There is even the claim made by Pinterest that it’s one of the most popular metallic colors of 2015.
Copper flatware and fall colors do make sense to us and we found this great hammered look copper cutlery by Hampton Forge. The Essenstahl Paris Titan 20-Piece set is made from dishwasher-safe 18/0 stainless steel with a 25-year warranty. It is a copper titanium-plating so I would hand wash to be safe. This set includes 4 dinner forks, 4 dinner knives, 4 dinner spoons, 4 salad forks and 4 teaspoons.
Hampton Forge Essenstahl Paris Titan 20-Piece Flatware Set, Hammered Copper
Inga Sempé is an amazing designer of cutlery who has created the Collo Alto set of flatware as a tribute to the famous cookbook “The Silver Spoon”. The design is centered around a circle or balloon shape. They are rather pricey but available at Alessi.com, and there is a great article with more photos over at Fast Company Design. I like the shovel spoon myself, it stands out from the crowd.
What interested me even more is the book they pay tribute to. “The Silver Spoon” originally published in 1950 is considered the most influential and bestselling Italian cookbook of the last 50 years. It’s been updated as of 2011 with new color photos and it looks amazing.
The Silver Spoon New Edition