“Bouquets and Butterflies” is a project by artist Ann Carrington. She is based in the UK and her work using standard cutlery to create beauty like this is astounding. Your standard fork, knife and spoon become works of art. A quote about the exhibit from her website:
August 2016 saw ‘Pop goes the Weasel!’ – a large retrospective exhibition of Ann’s work – open at the Royal College of Art, Kensington, London. The centerpiece of the exhibition, Devil’s Trumpet, a floral sculpture fashioned from cutlery, was acquired by the V & A for their collection and will be on permanent display in the Silver Gallery from October 2016.
You might not be able to visit the gallery or have missed the presentation, but check out the wonderful photos on her website:
Visit Anncarrington.co.uk to see Bouquets and Butterflies
“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
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”