“Giro” – Twisted Cutlery from Italy

giro cutlery“Giro” is from the Italian word for “turn” and is the driving thought behind this concept cutlery from UNStudio.

This flatware with a twist in the design affects how the cutlery is turned in your hand when finding the best position for use.

From their site:

“In the Giro cutlery set a twist originates from the point where the handle transforms into blade and graduates along the length of the utensils. A three finger concept for the holding and balance of the cutlery has been adopted in the design. The weight of the cutlery transfers from the lifting position to the position when in use, thereby supporting and balancing the utensils in both situations.”

The Giro cutlery family will consist of the following items: Tablespoon, Fork, Knife, Dessert fork, Dessert knife, Pastry fork, Coffee spoon,Teaspoon, Serving Spoon, Serving fork, Salad set, and Cake server.

Sadly still a concept and not for sale.

Check out more photos and details at UNStudio


A Poutine Fork, an Ice Cream Spoon and a Knife in 14 Karat Gold

poutine fork in goldIt’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



the cutlery project – works by koichi futatsumata & studio wieki somers

koichi futatsumataA 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.

wieki somers

Check out the other designs at the “the cutlery project”


Copper Cutlery is Cool

Hampton Forge Essenstahl Paris Titan 20-Piece Flatware SetAccording 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