NAME: 3D-printed Cutlery Set
AUTHOR: Eragatory, aka Isaïe Bloch, a designer from Ghent, Belgium.
DESCRIPTION: Forget the silverware from your grandma with this 3D-printed silver cutlery set. Inspired by the notion of decay and by the ornemental excess found in Rococo and Baroque art, Isaïe Bloch created this set which could appear to be elegant torture tools. The cutlery set is sold on Shapeways but the “Thee spoon” is the only item currently available, for 111€.
AMUSEMENT RATE: It is quite nice to see 3D printing used to create something that is not in cheap plastic. The classy feel of the silver harmoniously counterbalances the modern organic look of this cutlery set. The logic of perfection which prevails in silverware is here reversed. 3D printing, a technology offering a high level of accuracy is used to generate objects which are deliberately far from perfection by conventional standards. The apparent monstrosity of the set makes it even more desirable. We wouldn’t mind having this silverware in our kitchen.