We here at The Cutlery Review have been talking about what we have named “Everyday Carry Cutlery” (ECC). The idea being that you have a handy portable and reusable set of flatware on your person in your backpack or purse. And if you check out the link you will see there are a lot of options out there. It’s handy, hygienic and good for the environment. Just say no to flimsy plastic forks.
So it’s interesting to see our friends over at TreeHugger.com write the article: Why “Bring Your Own Cutlery” needs to become a new trend. To quote them:
“Most obviously, disposable plastic cutlery should be made illegal, which is precisely what France has done.”
That’s a pretty strong statement that we can get behind. We are seeing plastic grocery bags being banned all over the world, why not plastic cutlery?
Read more at Treehugger.com
WMF is a kitchenware (and more) company that was founded in Geislingen an der Steige Germany in 1853. And they seem to really have a good eye for cutlery design.
The Nordic Flatware set is made of a mirror polished and dishwasher safe 18/10 stainless steel. This is a 30 piece set with service for 6. The entire set includes six dinner knives, dinner forks, salad forks, dinner spoons and teaspoons.
I love the sleek design and that dinner knife has a great flair to it. And it’s a really good price too!
WMF Nordic 30-Piece Flatware Set
We’ve looked at Yamazaki product’s before on this blog. They began making flatware in Tsubame, Japan in 1918. In the early 1930’s they were instrumental in the introduction of stainless steel into Japan.
So interestingly enough we have a Japanese company that has designed a European style cutlery set. The Aquatique ICE Cutlery set is a serving for one made of 5 pieces. The set includes a 7-inch salad fork, an 8-inch dinner fork, a 9-inch knife, an 8-inch soup spoon, and a 6-1/2-inch teaspoon
It is dishwasher safe 18/8 stainless steel with a lifetime warranty.
Yamazaki Aquatique ICE 5 Piece Placesetting
Dutch studio Steinbeisser last Fall put on a $700 a plate event in Saratoga, California. Eight “Michelin Star chefs” prepared this one-night menu for only 60 people.
The highlight from my point of view is the amazing creative cutlery designs from their store Jouw, that we featured before.
I really like the Steampunk style fork and spoon…
But this time we get to see chefs and guest use the cutlery with amazing meals. A great combination of the different arts working together to one end goal.
Check out the coverage at Fastcodesign.com