Well-Balanced, Elegant and Usable Design
Simple in its form, perfect in its use. This is the essence behind Cutlery, consisting of a knife, fork, tablespoon and teaspoon. Each item has been carefully designed and is perfectly balanced so that it looks attractive on the table and is perfect in use.
In developing the collection, Designer Aaron Probyn has focused on function and proportion and has created a design with a recognizable form. The archetypal knife, fork and spoon have been re-worked and been given a new well-balanced, elegant and usable design.
Aaron Probyn says: "Over the years I have collected many different cutlery ranges, for research purposes. I was always disappointed with why there were weaknesses within a complete range. This lead to me wanting to create a range where each piece would compliment each other visually and physically and would be the first items people would instinctively choose from their cutlery drawer. By studying other types of cutlery I discovered that cutlery is often either masculine or feminine in its expression, and I wanted to create cutlery that spoke to both sexes. Cutlery is harmonious in its design, beautifully weighted, has a comfortable grip and has been created to be enjoyed every day."
Design: Aaron Probyn
Aaron Probyn studied product- & furniture design at Kingston University. After his graduation he became Design Manager of Table Top department for Habitat, where he worked for more than 6 years. Today Aaron Probyn works from his own design studio where he designs for many different companies such as Tom Dixon, Conran Studio and Normann Copenhagen.
"I believe there is something very primitive about design. As human beings we feel the need to make objects that enrich our lives physically and emotionally. My approach to design is fairly restrained. I have a very physical approach to design and I enjoy playing around with materials and finding new processes. I think good design and quality should be more accessible, sadly gone are the days when people bought things for life."