Warped cutlery

A fork, a knife, a spoon - just desserts, Japanese style.

Japanese design studio Nendo has collaborated with metalwork firm Kobayashi Kogyo to design a three-piece dessert cutlery set called the Sekki collection. The silhouette of the spoon, fork and knife are warped and crooked to recall prehistoric flint tools carved from a lump of rock.

It’s difficult to make the rough, nonstandard forms of the pieces by machine so we had to rely on the sensibility, skill and handwork of the artisans, said Nendo founder, Oki Sato.

After each piece's shape was set, the studio sandblasted the concave areas of the surface for a matte finish and polished the rest of the piece to a mirror-like smoothness and shine.