The folks at Alessi sure do have a great collection of cutlery by some very talented designers.
The “Eat. It” flatware designed by Wiel Arets has a interesting concept. The idea is that all the tableware (in particular the knife, fork and spoon) can be stacked upon each other nicely. This lends for a minimalist setting at the table.
This setting for one consists of a table spoon, table fork, table knife, dessert fork, tea/coffee spoon and are made of 18/10 stainless steel.
Here’s some interesting cutlery trivia for you. Dinner forks were considered to be a tool of the Devil & banned by the Catholic Church. And there might be a connection between the word fork and bad four letter word (or not).
A snippet from the article at Leite’s Culinaria by Chad Ward:
“God in his wisdom has provided man with natural forks—his fingers. Therefore it is an insult to him to substitute artificial metal forks for them when eating.”
It’s a great article with detailed history about flatware that we haven’t seen before.
Can’t say we’ve seen much of this combination of the always trending gold cutlery but with a white handle. It just seems work to nicely somehow doesn’t it?
Please notice that this set is just service for 1 person including 1 dinner knife, 1 dinner fork, 1 dinner spoon, 1 salad fork and 1 teaspoon. You will have to order multiple quantities of this flatware for your table.
It is made of 18/10 stainless steel that is corrosion resistant with brushed finish. But as with any gold cutlery I would hand wash and significantly increase the life of it.
A recent rediscovery of good quality wooden chopsticks had led to revisiting wood as a cutlery element. The focus on the environment has also led others to look at wood and it’s place in flatware.
Lanskyware has an interesting design with their 20-piece stainless steel flatware set with wood handles. This set is made with 18/10 stainless steel and food grade non-toxic wood. Be warned, this cutlery will not suffer the dishwasher gladly.
The set consists of a service for 4: including 4 dinner forks, 4 salad forks, 4 dinner spoons, 4 teaspoons and 4 knives. Be warned again that the salad forks and teaspoons are pretty small.