Kitka’s Favorite Flatware

January 14th, 2009

We often don’t consider flatware to be anything more than utilitarian. But for something we use everyday, you’d think we would have more consideration for it’s aesthetic value. We’ve either been dragging boxes of old cutlery from apartment to apartment or house to house, or have been using plastic utensils and chop sticks in place of shelling out some serious dough for something that would be considered by most people to be a dull purchase. I think it’s time to start seeing good quality flat wear as a long term investment. It’s simple purchases like this that can completely alter our daily eating routines into something a little more special. I know that flatware can seem ridiculously high priced, but! it is attainable. It’s something that can be acquired through the years, something that might grow with the number of additions to your family, it’s not something that most of us can afford to buy in one quick purchase. Good quality flatware is forever, it doesn’t depreciate in value, and it turns mac n cheese into the most decadent meal of your life.

We’ve comprised a little list of our favorite flatware, ranging from Georg Jensen to Ikea:


EM Cutlery
designed by Erik Magnussen for Stelton 1995
the designer behind the Vacuum flask
$127.00 5 pc available from Unica home


Arne Jacobsen flatware for Georg Nelson designed in 1957
Kitka’s favorite flatware set
used in Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
$115.00 5 pc available from studiolx


Dansk Fjord Flatware desinged by Jens Quistgaard in 1954
served an apprenticeship at Georg Jensen before designing for Dansk
$59.95 set of 5 available from Dansk


Yanagi flatware, Sori Yanagi 2002
designer behind the famous butterfly stool
$50 5 pc available from the Moma Store


Oneida 20-Piece Stainless Steel Tiramisu Flatware Set
contemporary design, featuring elegant ridged accents on the handle of these stylish silverware
$69.99 (20 pieces)  available at The Bay


contemporary flat wear by Franz James for IKEA
a great affordable design for the economical modernist
20-piece cutlery set $49.99
available at IKEA


Moscardino Spork
Disposable flatware by Giulio Lacchetti & Matteo Ragni
Made from 100% biodegradable corn based plastic.
the perfect picnic utensil

25-piece set $24.00 available from the Moma Store

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