Friday, January 15, 2010
Designed by Sori Yanagi, this set of silverware from MOMA has an aesthetic that gracefully straddles the line between being beautifully elegant and cleanly modern. It's curvaceous, organic shapes stand out from other contemporary flatware designs, combining minimalist form with a certain rich sophistication. Made of 18/8 stainless steel with a wonderful brushed satin finish, the set is elegant and completely functional — the spoon's flatter-curved bottoms feel great and stir well; the knife's bulbuous, tulip shape works like a charm. And yes, unlike my silverware from Dansk, this set can be used easly in the English manner — fork upside down in left hand and knife in right. I ordered a single place setting from MOMA initially, just to to make sure I really likes them, and then happily ordered a full set a short time later.