Skeleton, Valerie Objects
Misshapen handles are highlighted in this cutlery set that is sleek and modern with kinks to allow the cutlery to fit with various items of flatware as puzzle pieces. The Belgian brand Valerie Objects has called upon Japanese design studio Nendo to design a line of cutlery that follows their mission of turning everyday objects and tools into aesthetically appealing objects with form and function. The line includes a spoon, a teaspoon, a fork, and a knife and is available in stainless steel or black PVD coating and comes with a stand and wall hook for display purposes.
Oak Leaves Series, Eichenlaub Flatware
Manufactured in 65 different and unique steps, this flatware harnesses the power of traditional German craftsmanship with blue-black plating that is mastered by very few and results in a clear shine on the metal and a faint blue glow in the grooves with certain amounts of light. Forged in Solingen, Germany, the set includes a fork, a table knife, a soup spoon, coffee spoon, and gourmet spoon. They are each made from a single piece of stainless steel with the option of a wood, horn, or acrylic handle.
Cantilever Flatware, iLoveHandles
For those who scoff when their silverware is left to touch the table between courses at a restaurant, this line of flatware from iLoveHandles is designed to float above the surface it’s placed on, allowing for a more hygienic experience and less mess. With a concise and clean design, this flatware will fit on any table and give patrons peace of mind. Each set comes with a fork, knife and spoon, but there is also an option for chopsticks.
Plate Envy, The Oneida Group
Building on the success of their digital tool, The Oneida Group has launched a mobile version of their 3D visualizer that allows restaurateurs and operators to experience what their place settings would look like in real-time on their table. This tool uses a short questionnaire to ascertain the best available options for the restaurant based on style, aesthetics, and cuisine. The user can mix and match available options and see them in 3D on their tables. Physical samples can be requested with the click of a button.