This Brass Cutlery Project Reimagines Eating Utensils as Art

By: Amelia Roblin - Mar 25, 2016
References: futatsumata & leibal
One might argue that eating implements do not need to change in design, but this brass cutlery demonstrates that change can augment with no detriment to utility. Interestingly, the Cutlery Project by Koichi Futatsumata has quite a toolbox design––the collection appears quite utilitarian while serving to be beautifully sculptural.

The fork, spoon and knife retain flat surfaces towards the ends of the handles, since this is familiar and comfortable to the majority of users. In the middle, however, the stems have been cast with octagonal sections, giving them easy maneuverability and multifaceted elegance. This set of brass cutlery and chopsticks for Valerie Objects is the product of a popular industrial style of design that is also sophisticated.