Marc Newson

Strelka Cutlery
Strelka Cutlery
Strelka Cutlery
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Strelka Cutlery

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The Strelka collection was a delicate yet utilitarian set of flatware. Marc’s training in metallurgy meant he was especially attuned to the weight and balance in cutlery. For example, the blade of the knife did not touch the table when laid down, and the shape was inspired by a Japanese sword. The pieces were expensive to produce because the handles are hollow and had to be welded, unlike most cutlery that is typically stamped out of a sheet of metal.

Strelka, meaning ‘arrow’, was the name of the Russian dog that travelled into space in 1960.

Client

Alessi

Year

2003

Sector

Objects

Key material

Stainless steel

Awards

ADI Compasso d'Oro Award 2004