I like high-end minimalist products but sometimes I stumble upon a more ordinary, everyday, product. The new tableware Eugeni Quitllet created for Air France catched my eye. The collection was conceived with the ‘aerodynamics’ of the air crafts in which they will be used on in mind. A design that disappears to give away the spirit of an idea: the search for the essential, objects sculpted by air and for the air. From the collection I would like to highlight the cutlery, of which the formal aspects have been fashioned to look like a plane, and comes as an assembly kit, which can be easily pieced together for use. The result: an orginal, minimalist, cutlery set with a fun twist suited for adults and children.
Japanese designer Oji Masanori designed a minimalist cutlery series inspired by the theme, Light. The series, manufactured by Futagami, contains a spoon, fork and knife. All made of lead free brass and the tip silver plated. The set is produced in slightly brushed (lead free) brass with a silver plated tip and includes a dinner fork, a dinner knife and a dinner spoon. The brass and silver go really well together and I love the way they are split by just a thin hairline. To finish it all, Masanori also designed matching brass cutlery rests.
The wonderfully minimalist Leis kitchen utensil set consists of a fork, spoon and spatula developed by Slovenian studio Gigodesign, who also designed the packaging, for the manufacturing company Rimarket. Leis is a revival of the Slovenian wooden kitchen accessories, also referred to as suha roba. The result is beautifully designed and elegant pieces made by hand with local Slovenian beechwood, remaining absolutely contemporary at the same time, with an integrated magnet for fixing to any metallic surface.
Have a great minimalist diner with this minimalist cutlery set from the well-known Danish architect and furniture designer Arne Jacobsen. This simple in form set was created in 1957 and is more contemporary-looking than ever. The simple lines harmonise beautifully with the finish of the craftsmanship. Each piece fits naturally in the hand inviting its user to enjoy freedom and ease in movement. Arne Jacobsen’s set has been termed the ‘no-nonsense cutlery’, and its classic style attracts new supporters even in the new millennium. The set is produced in matte-finish stainless steel and includes a dinner fork, a dinner knife, a salad fork, a desert spoon and a child’s/tea spoon.