Soup spoon, dessert spoon, fork, and knife; Silver-plated bronze

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0901, Singlet Collection, 2003

Two spoons, a fork, and a knife have a texture that was made from casting knitted textiles. These rich surfaces envelop the part of the object we cradle with our hands and fingers. A cast porcelain cup appears to be softly wrapped in a cozy knit. The visual cue of a perceived textile softens our tactile expectations, beckoning the eye toward a comforting meal. Designed by Verena Schreppel.

Verena Schreppel (German, born 1977); Courtesy of Verena Schreppel
  • Soup spoon, dessert spoon, fork, and knife

    Silver-plated bronze

  • Cup

    Cast porcelain

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Senses: Design Beyond Vision.

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