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There is nothing more common as the cutlery we use everyday: forks, spoons and knifes. A number of designers and artists give new life, new beauty and even new meaning to these simple extensions of our limbs.
David Bernstein (US), an American living in Maastricht, connects cutlery to stories and uses all kinds of spatula as a starting point for his performances: “The spatula allows us to both extend our body to reach further, but also to extend our mind further because we can think through the thing.”
Octave Vandeweghe (B) makes cutlery out of gemstones with facets. “The combination of a gemstone with facets, a knife and cutlery combines notions like beauty and function: beauty becomes function, and function becomes beauty”, he says.
Maarten Baas (NL) and Koichi Futatsumata (JPN) are the first of the designers whose work is realised for the cutlery collection ‘To eat with’ of valerie_objects. Futatsumata was inspired by his favourite technical pen for the grip of his cutlery and Baas shows sketchy, almost childishly simple cutlery in his own typical style.
THE CUTLERY SHOW will also show the work of artists René Heyvaert, Jean-Pierre Temmerman, D.D. Trans and Joris Van de Moortel & Unfold who are in their artworks, each in their different way, inspired by the theme of cutlery.