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Metamorphose Spoons by Alexa Lixfeld

Hamburg designer Alexa Lixfeld has sent us new pictures of her Metamorphose collection, including a series of silver cutlery comprising spoons, forks and ambiguous shapes in between.

Called Metamorphose Spoons, the series of eleven pieces accompanies her Metamorphose collection of porcelain objects that are dyed right through (see our earlier story).

Photographs are by Mirjam Fruscella.
Styling is by Natascha Sanwald.

More about Alexa Lixfeld on Dezeen:

Metamorphose vessels (January 2010)
Dolls (November 2009)
Fragrance (November 2009)

The text below is from Lixfeld:

Metamorphose Spoons, designed by Alexa Lixfeld is a one-of-a-kind collector’s item, an installation of 13 unique silver spoons.

Some of them develop into forks. The becoming of the spoon stands for the developing female, while the transforming into the fork stands for the developing male.

It is a visualization of developing gender realized in fine silver cutlery. Metamorphose – porcelain vessel. Handmade vessels made of solid coloured porcelain, outside matt, inside glazed.

Composition of nine different shapes, available in eight colours. Showcase the process-based development of contemporary design - the interplay of computer aided design / CAD and traditional craftsmanship.

Metamorphose of formal aspects of industrial manufacturing and uniqueness which can only be achieved from traditional handmade crafts.