Japanese designer Koichi Futatsumata was inspired by his favorite technical pencil to conceive this striking cutlery with flat handle sections bracketing an octagonal middle inset. The result is utensils that are a joy to use for their comfortable "feel" and dexterity—and they're a beauty on any table. In a choice of 4 dishwasher-safe finishes, the set of 16 (4 place settings each of table knife, fork, tablespoon and coffee spoon) comes in a beautiful wooden gift box, from Antwerp-based design label Valerie Objects.
1.18" h x 12.20" w x 8.66" l (3x31x22cm)
With a mission to put a unique twist on everyday items, Belgium brand Valerie Objects was established by Axel Van Den Bossche, the CEO of homeware design firm Serax, and Antwerp gallery owner Veerle Wenes. Starting with a focus on cutlery and tableware, the company has outgrown its life as a side project to become a young but complete global design platform, allowing world-famous designers, architects and artists to translate their signature styles into tangible modern design objects.
Now encompassing textiles, furniture, home accessories and designer lighting, Valerie Objects' collection includes coveted pieces like Muller Van Severen's Rocking Chair and Hanging Light, as well as unique cutlery designs by Maarten Baas and Nendo and glassware from award-winning artist Chris Kabel. The couple Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen were one of the first to sign with Valerie Objects and are considered one of the most image-defining European design teams around. with elegant objects that appear to be conceived almost spontaneously. Like the rest of the brand's offerings curated by co-founder and art director Veerle, the work stands out as the mark of authentic thinkers.