Silverware that you can use? That you can put in the dishwasher? That is hard enough that the edge won’t dull or the pattern wear down? The amazing process of making these by hand results in silver that is much tougher than machine stamped silverware. They have some nice patterns and offer custom work as well. Oh, one last benefit is less polishing!
OK, look closely at the picture. The fork is a socket, the spoon is a wrench and the knife is a pair of pliers (does that make the knife a pair now?). Novelty is pretty much the value here but it’s still pretty cool. I’m sure my Dad would be interested in the spin off product line called Lureware.
Minimalist design in flatware is where it’s at right now and for good reason. The fancy shmancy silverware days of yore are behind us and we welcome our utilitarian overlords. David Mellor’s “Minimal” is lean and mean. The fork and knife are functional and the design flows. The spoon on the other hand is more of a ladle and doesn’t fit well. For a better spoon and something a little less minimal check out his “London” design.
GraciousStyle.com has an amazing collection of guides published as PDF books. Titles include everything from “The Perfect Tablecloth” to “The Perfect Bed”. Did I mention they are free online? Of special interest is “The Perfect Flatware” guide. It’s a wonderful online book with beautiful colour plates that make you wish for a hard copy in your hands.