Corin Mellor is the son of the famous David Mellor who some consider the king of cutlery. We certainly do here at The Cutlery Review. Remodelista.com brings us a very insightful interview with Corin about growing up as the son of “Britain’s most serious, modest, and greatest postwar product designer”.
Here’s a great quote in regards to the Pride Flatware shown above: “Although the design has a period 1950s aesthetic, it also has a timeless quality and is particularly delicate and refined both to look at and to eat with.”
And one more longer quote that is amazing about cutlery care: “Cutlery will ultimately become scratched. This is inevitable, no matter how expensive the cutlery; it can’t be avoided. You’ll notice the scratches after a few months use, but as the cutlery ages, it will gradually develop into a nice patina. Our spoons and forks are made from 18/10 stainless steel, material that is virtually indestructible and very rarely causes any problems. Knife blades, however, are made from a different grade of stainless steel with a higher carbon content that enables the blade to be sharpened to a cutting edge. This material is slightly more susceptible to corrosion. We therefore recommend that knives are removed from the dishwasher at the end of the cycle, or even better, washed and dried by hand.”
Check out the article at Remodelista.com
So Ginkgo International states this Le Prix Cultery set is in “Mimosa Yellow”. But to me that color is and always will be “Melamine Yellow” and part of my childhood. And they add that the Le Prix pattern was first created for Ginkgo in the late 70’s in a small village in Southern France. So yup, late 70s is my childhood 🙂
The Le Prix is a four person setting with 20 pieces total that includes four each of a salad fork, dinner fork, dinner knife, dinner spoon and teaspoon. Made of dishwasher safe 18/0 Stainless Steel.
Ginkgo International Le Prix 20-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Place Setting, Mimosa Yellow, Service for 4
Over the last few years there has been some strong trends in the color of cutlery. And it has run the spectrum, we have had black (which isn’t really a color) and rainbow/iridescent (which are all colors). But the big one has been gold by far. Something about gold flatware really adds class and focus to a dining experience.
This set of gold cutlery from JANKNG is made of dishwasher safe 18/10 stainless steel that has electroplated titanium gold. It is a 20-piece set with dinner knife, dinner spoon, dinner fork, dessert fork, and tea spoon.
JANKNG 20-Piece 18/10 Stainless Steel Gold Flatware Set from Amazon
For a little fun and in reference to the hot weather we are having this summer! If it gets hot enough any cutlery will melt. Do not try this at home.