It's items like these pieces of Nendo Sekki cutlery that I wish I could just snatch off of my computer screen -- but that's a dream for an even more technologically advanced future. As far as time is concerned, however, it's fascinating that such an avant-garde-looking collection of eating utensils looks like it's been stolen right from a prehistoric era.
Working with the Japanese metalwork company Kobayashi Kogyo, Nendo has launched this spoon, fork and knife set that's reminiscent of ancient stone tools. The items take irregular shapes as if they've been formed from found rocks and then primitively carved by chipping away at them with a flint. The jagged surfaces of Nendo Sekki cutlery have even been sandblasted or mirror-polished for a rough yet refined finish.
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