toyo ito: MU cutlery for alessi at maison et objet
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jan 19, 2013
toyo ito: MU cutlery for alessi at maison et objet


‘MU’ cultery design by toyo ito for alessi
photo by leo torri / courtesy of alessi

 

 

at maison et objet, italian brand alessi presents ‘MU’ a new flatware design conceived by toyo ito, whose development has taken a few years to realize because of their delicate form. the sculptural stainless steel handles of each takes on a hexagonal shape which tapers to transition into the prongs, blade and bowl of their respective functions, which include forks, knifes, spoons for each course of a meal – appetizer, main and dessert / coffee – as well as several serving pieces: a ladle, cake and salad servers. 

 

the japanese architect says of the collection:
sharp, yet with a touch of sensitivity and elegance… linear, yet with an organic quality of plants…
we intend to shift our familiar sensations with chopsticks into cutlery
.’

 

 


‘MU’ cultery set in 18/10 stainless steel
photo by elena datrino / courtesy of alessi

 

 


MU’ cultery set in 18/10 stainless steel
photo by elena datrino / courtesy of alessi

 

 


the hexagonal-shaped handles of each piece tapers into the prongs, blade and bowl of their respective functions as fork, knife and spoon
photo by leo torri / courtesy of alessi

 

 


detail of the handles
photo by leo torri / courtesy of alessi

 

 


coffee, dessert and soup spoons which draw their form from the organic quality of plants
photo by leo torri / courtesy of alessi

 

 


presentation of ‘MU’ by toyo ito at maison et objet
image © designboom

 

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