Knives, forks and spoons are tools created to work and balance in the hand.
Used in the mouth, they are designed to fit comfortably in its cavity whilst carrying the right quantities of food. Not only tools, they are personal objects of psychological, social and aesthetical value. Designed primarily at fulfilling a decorative aesthetic, eating habits succumbed to the form of tools, often at the expense of convenience and the persistence of form reflects a continuation of tradition. The spoon is the most elementary cultural object with a defined geometry. It’s handle as a line and the bowl as a circle. These unconventional bowl-shaped spoons were created for a greedy character who wishes to keep everything to himself. They question the notions of giving and receiving, filling and emptying, abundance and excess as opposed to bite-sized portions and rationing. Their shapes are deep, extruded and stretched to increase the quantity of food that is ‘shovelled’ into the mouth. The way one eats reveals character. The spoons’ subversive designs provoke thought on the conceptions of proper table manners and everyday rituals.