Japanese studio Nendo has designed this three-piece metal dessert cutlery set titled Sekki for the metalwork firm Kobayashi Kogyo to show off the firm’s strengths. The silhouette of the spoon, fork and knife are warped and crooked, to recall prehistoric flint implements.
The pieces’ thickness and weight recalls stone, too, and they flattened the pieces’ backs to further make the connection with cutlery carved from lumps of stone, pressing the metal sheets seven times, rather than the usual one. They sandblasted the concave areas of the surface for a matte finish and polished the rest to a mirror-like smoothness and shine, so that the pieces feel carved out of the metal.
Each stage of the complex process was only possible thanks to the unparalleled skills of Kobayashi Kogyo’s artisans. And each piece of cutlery itself resembles a primitive tool, carved from a lump of rock.
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