Stamp Cutlery by Tomás Alonso for Italesse

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Stamp Cutlery by Tomás Alonso for Italesse

London based designer Tomás Alonso has designed this collection of stackable steel cutlery, now in production by design brand Italesse.

Stamp Cutlery by Tomás Alonso for Italesse

The Stamp collection is designed for both indoor and outdoor use.

Stamp Cutlery by Tomás Alonso for Italesse

The pieces are held together with a small steel clip.

Stamp Cutlery by Tomás Alonso for Italesse

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Photography is by Cemal Okten.

The following is from the designer:

Stamp Cutlery by Tomás Alonso for Italesse

"Nomadic" set of cutlery easy to take around both indoors and outdoors.
Avoiding any unnecessary elements, the design of Stamp 
cutlery uses the form to give structural strength making the 
most out of the properties of the stainless steel sheet material.

Stamp Cutlery by Tomás Alonso for Italesse

This process of reduction applies not only to the form but also to the amount of material, making the stamp cutlery set very light weight, which combined with the reduced thickness and its stack ability allows it to be easily taken anywhere, from a picnic in the park to the office.

Stamp Cutlery by Tomás Alonso for Italesse

Produced by Italian company Italesse, Stamp cutlery is now available in selected shops.
Italesse HORIZON at The Design Supermarket in la Rinascente- Milan 2011.

Stamp Cutlery by Tomás Alonso for Italesse

Object: Stamp cutlery
Client: Italesse
Dimensions: Fork: 183 x 25 cm
 Knife:183 x 23 cm
 Spoon: 185 x 37 cm
Material: Stainless steel
Design: Tomás Alonso

Stamp Cutlery by Tomás Alonso for Italesse

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  • fred

    just great


    Very practical and useful design. However if the dimensions are correct , that is some giant cutlery! To be read as mm i assume.

  • NYC


  • Roh

    The fork has an eerie twin towers resemblance. Just saying.

    • capslock

      what is twin towers?

  • Kirby

    A cool military feel but shitty to clean

  • Post

    Good looking!
    But if used outdoors, the small clip would be the first thing to loose …

    • kdlr

      My thoughts exactly…Would be good to have them all clip in to each other without the need for the extra clip!

  • Aidas

    I am afraid it doesn't look very delicate… But it is very personal opinion. Cheers anyways.

  • James

    Very, very nice. Only slight problem I can see is washing and drying them by hand. Long live the dishwasher I guess?!

  • Xit

    Won't food get caked into the grooves ?

  • Hercule Poirot

    The deep grooves are not very hygienic. It will be a problem for dishwashers. Also drying the cutlery with a towel will not be very easy. It's a pity because I like the Junker or Prouvé style of it.

  • low review

    very nice process, ingenious and smart!
    looks like prison cutlery though.

  • polly

    'This process of reduction applies not only to the form but also to the amount of material'

    not true.

    ok get this….if you make the handles of all of these flat and thin in their width and avoid the corrugation(decoration), you can make a strong set of cutlery with less material. think about it.

    • ting

      thought about it… its wrong. making them flat also makes them weaker. The "deco" as you call it stiffens the material up.

      • polly

        you don't understand what i was saying. forget it

  • douglas

    I don''t get this fixation with eradicating decoration. I've yet to hear a decent justification for its explicit rejection. Seems to stem from an unquestioning adherence to some dogma asserted by Loos, and an over-zealous concern for economy of material – which if you advocate so literally, then stop the production of EVERYTHING. We don't actually need 'worthy' design anymore than we need so called 'frippery'.

    But, in this case – nice as it looks – the grooves will make the items difficult to clean, which is relevant because its cutlery.

    • Xit

      Theres far more 'frippery' than 'Worthy' out there, just look at any design blog.

      'worthy' is a theme that designers tend to ignore because its so difficult. Its far easier to pull out a 'concept' project for some quick self gratification.

      • douglas

        Ok. Who determines whats frippery?

        Interesting concepts are difficult. Your attribution of 'self gratification' is subjective because I personally – and no-doubt others, including the all-important user – derive satisfaction or are inspired by other designers who are at least expressing themselves.

        Is expression is acceptable for a designer? If it provides pleasure/satisfaction to the user?

  • François

    Somehow it looks like the Art-Deco style, anyway I like very much, Bravo!

    François Beydoun

  • ssenisub

    Doesn't make any sense at all. Terrible to wash and dry. Cannot be used commercially because you cannot polish them effectively.
    Looking into this project, there are just too many unnecessary points.