Could a production-led design steer a novel manner of eating? Maarten Baptist’s long-time cherished idea for making a cutlery set out of a round tube exemplifies this thought. The Tube Cutlery is slightly out of the ordinary as if suggests approaching dinner a little differently. A mini change in this trusted product challenges us in our habits.
The Tube Cutlery is the result of an experiment with an industrial laser cutter. Using a round tube as a base, the shapes are cut out of the tube at a slight angle, giving the series its unique curve and quirky character. By playing with the left and right angle on the tube, the pieces have a pleasant grip for both left and right handed people.
You could call this a classic Maarten Baptist design as he uses tubes as a base material whenever he can (tables, coatrack or silverware …), and re-appropriating industrial production techniques is a great fondness of his. Plus, this design uses the full amount of the tube in a clever way, so that each set of cutlery produces a minimum amount of leftover material.
This series is an open invitation to restaurant owners to work on a customised set. A few more items are forth-
coming in the series: a serving appetiser fork and small picking forks for cocktail bites.
– 85 mm height
– Thickness 2 mm
– Material: 304 stainless steel
– Dishwasher safe
– Finish: glossy