Josef Hoffmann, Philippe Starck ,Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Zaha Hadid... yes, they all tackled the cutlery design task! It almost seems to be an essential in the portfolio of star designers and architects. The cutlery design of Isaïe Bloch, founder of Eragatory, elevates this young designer to the same level as those mentioned above! With a background in experimental architecture and Additive manufacturing, Isaïe suprised the I Love Belgium team with his cutlery proposal!
Key elements in this design set was the notion of decay, ornamental and aesthetic excess as in former rococo and barock times, moments of collapse and a balance in between etiquette dining and painful torture tools. By subverting the logic of perfection and beauty, non-perfect images coming from controlled methodologies were generated. What used to be about mastering the result of a non-perfect process is now about the production of monstrosity and the grotesque throughout very accurate mechanisms, like 3d printing which is is used to produce these spoons, forks and knives.
As cutlery is unique in its ability to sustain time and travel the globe as a piece of personal history, we can expect to see these pieces in a future world where remarkable aesthetics are still admired and praised as we do today!