News - 6 February 2017

Scaling down the architectural curve - 'Giro', a new cutlery family designed for Alessi

In the new Giro cutlery set, designed by Ben van Berkel/UNStudio for Alessi, a twist originates from the point where the handle transforms into blade and graduates along the length of the utensils. The ergonomic silhouette that is created by this gradual transformation effects a dynamic motion frozen in solid material and presents a balance between the modern and the classical.

The weight of Giro cutlery transfers from the lifting position to the position when in use, thereby supporting and balancing the utensils in both situations. In Giro the architectural curve is scaled down and transformed into a tactile framework on the human scale, one that is directly related to the body and to touch.

Photo: © Mike De Pasquale, courtesy of Alessi

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