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

toyo ito: MU cutlery for alessi at maison et objet

‘MU’ cultery design by toyo ito for alessiphoto 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. 

toyo ito: MU cutlery for alessi at maison et objet‘MU’ cultery set in 18/10 stainless steelphoto by elena datrino / courtesy of alessi

 

 

 

toyo ito 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.’

toyo ito: MU cutlery for alessi at maison et objet‘MU’ cultery set in 18/10 stainless steelphoto by elena datrino / courtesy of alessi

 

toyo ito: MU cutlery for alessi at maison et objetthe hexagonal-shaped handles of each piece tapers into the prongs, blade and bowl of their respective functions as fork, knife and spoonphoto by leo torri / courtesy of alessi

 

toyo ito: MU cutlery for alessi at maison et objetdetail of the handlesphoto by leo torri / courtesy of alessi

 

toyo ito: MU cutlery for alessi at maison et objetcoffee, dessert and soup spoons which draw their form from the organic quality of plantsphoto by leo torri / courtesy of alessi

 

toyo ito: MU cutlery for alessi at maison et objetpresentation of ‘MU’ by toyo ito at maison et objet image © designboom

  • how does the hexagon feel in your hand?

    Rob

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