The December 2023 – January 2024 edition of ELLE DECORATION highlights 14 contemporary cutlery designs carefully curated by journalist PHOEBE FRANGOUL. I am delighted to share that my OUTLINE cutlery has earned a place among the selected designs. In addition to showcasing my own creation, I am pleased to offer the distinctive cutlery designed by Zaha Hadid ( LINK ), available for purchase on my website. The curated collection also features works by renowned designers such as Michael Schoner, Tias Eckhoff, Gio Ponti, Maarten Baas, Ettore Sottsass’s Alessi, Virgil Abloh, Vincent Van Duysen, John Pawson, Aaron Probyn, Arne Jacobsen, Maarten Baptist, Peter Raacke, James Shaw, and David Marshall. Explore this diverse selection of modern cutlery that combines style and functionality. Check my design and other vintage cutlerys selectd by me in this LINK
Text by Phoebe: Cutlery enjoys a uniquely intimate relationship with the body, challenging the world’s best designers to take their discipline back to its essential principles of line,form and feel. We’ve laid the table with their ultimate sets: future heirlooms to invest in, enjoy and pass down
‘Outline’ began life as the final project for Maarten Baptist’s studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven. Intent on capturing the personalities of his friends, he traced outlines of conventional cutlery, before bending them into distinct forms. Twenty years after ‘Outline’, kids of his original customers are now placing orders. Approx £190 for a 36-piece set ( maartenbaptist.com ).
As much a work of art as a sublime piece of industrial design, this sculptural set by Zaha Hadid for German brand WMF can be found in museum collections around the world. It takes its fluid form from water and the organic shapes seen in nature, which also inspired many of the legendary Iraqi architect’s extraordinary buildings. Approx £1,164 for a five-piece set ( maartenbaptist.com ).