A utensil is not just a utensil
by James Stoklund

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An elasticated egg cup, a fork that bends to pick up food and a glass tumbler with a cheeky bottom all feature in a collection of utensils by Royal College of Art graduate James Stoklund (+ slideshow).

Danish designer James Stoklund said he wanted to "challenge the traditional way we eat or pick up food but at the same time consider the food and its consistency in a playful way."

Egg cup by James Stoklund
Fresh Eggs

Stoklund's rubbery egg cup, named Fresh Eggs, has a white silicone surface that stretches to hold different sized eggs. They can be pushed into the holder from underneath through a hole in the elastic membrane.

Tableware by James Stoklund
Lick It Clean

Lick it Clean is a round plate that also features an elasticated surface and stretches when pressure is added, allowing the user to scoop up all the food.

Fork by James Stoklund
Flexible Fork

Stoklund's curved fork has a flat surface and features eight long prongs that bend when pressure is added to pick up food from a normal plate.

Extend the Pleasure by James Stoklund
Extend the Pleasure

An extra-long stainless steel spoon, called Extend the Pleasure, offers users a longer and bigger spoonful.

Extend the Pleasure by James Stoklund
Extend the pleasure

A glass tumblr, named Shake that Booty, appears to sit at an angle and rest on two bum cheeks.

Tableware by James Stoklund
Shake That Booty

Pour Thing is a white silicone milk jug that looks like a tea cup and forms a spout when the liquid is poured in one direction.

Pour Thing by James Stoklund
Pour Thing

Pass the Salt is a salt shaker that features an empty egg attached to a spoon. The egg is fixed in place via two tiny interlocking tubes. Salt is dispensed from the egg when the spoon is tipped downwards.

Pass the Salt by James Stoklund
Pass the Salt

Stoklund, who graduated from London's Royal College of Art this summer, said that he wanted to challenge traditional tableware design.

"Everyone knows the feeling of having a spoon in their mouth or the sound of a fork against the plate," he said. "These are experiences we have known since we were born. However, most of us do not question the function of these everyday life utensils and what a simple change can do."

Here's a film featuring the utensils in use:

Other kitchen products featured recently include an angular flat-pack whisk and a tilting mixing bowl by Prianka Sisodiya, patterned rolling pins that make edible plates and a set of cutlery with slim handles like chopsticks.

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  • T,.T

    I don’t see a fork, I see an afro comb.

  • Greg

    I like the silicone plate idea and the giant spoon!

  • scuffedshoes

    Brilliant exercise in stretching the imagination. And some very marketable pieces as well. We can look forward to great things in the years ahead.