Japanese studio Nendo has designed a three-piece metal dessert cutlery set reminiscent of prehistoric flint implements.
"Kobayashi Kogyo is a metalwork firm located in the cradle of modern Japan's metal cutlery industry, the city of Tsubame in Niigata Prefecture. The firm was founded in 1868, the first year of Japan's modern era, and enjoys a strong reputation for its command of metal production techniques, including polishing." says Nendo.
"The pieces' thickness and weight recalls stone, too, and we flattened the pieces' backs to further make the connection with cutlery carved from lumps of stone, pressing the metal sheets seven times, rather than the usual one."
"Each stage of the complex process was only possible thanks to the unparalleled skills of Kobayashi Kogyo's artisans. And each piece of cutlery itself resembles a primitive tool, carved from a lump of rock."