Design Takes Precedence Over Function In 'Cutt' Silverware
Austrian designer Thomas Feichtner took an experimental approach to his new silver cutlery designs he calls Cutt. Instead of form following function as it does traditionally in product design, Feichtner took the project on as an artistic creation rather than a functional one. I wonder if this knife, fork, and spoon are really functional, though.
It happens, they are. Creating angular dips in the spoon and fork, the opposite of the smoothly rounded bowls we are accustomed to, Feichtner upended the art of cutlery.
Vienna, which in the past was renowned for its splendid silver cutlery, has seen a major dip in cutlery design. With pride in his city and an attempt to forge creativity in silver design, he plowed ahead with his design, even making the initial tableware sets in his own workshop.
The design surprises users more when they eat with the silverware and realize the Cutt is actually quite functional.
Cutt, manufactured by Wiener Silber Manufactur, Vienna, is already in several silver design collections and will show at Wiener Silber Manufactur stand B70 at 100% Design in London next month.