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.