Jarosinski & Vaugoin has been producing tableware, flatware and other silver items since 1847. For its latest range, it invited Vienna-based designer Thomas Feichtner to design a collection that is based on hand-crafting techniques traditionally used to make cutlery.
"I wanted not simply to provide a design, but also to involve the production process typically used by this manufactory, working together with them to develop something new," said Feichtner.
Each piece in the range has a top surface that tapers from the functional end out along the handle. This creates a flat plane on top of the otherwise domed shape of the handle.
Knives finish in a blunted curved tip, while the tines of each fork have flat horizontal surfaces that slim to a sharp point.
Feichtner described the design as employing a "combination of clear surfaces and radiuses, with a theme of two diametrically intersecting phases lending this cutlery a highly individual character".
Simply called design No. 192, the solid silver cutlery set launched this week at the Jarosinski & Vaugoin store in Vienna as part of the city's design week.
Feichtner, who has previously designed steel cutlery for German retailer Carl Mertens, also spoke to the Dezeen Watch Store Blog during this year's design week about a watch concept he is hoping to put into production.
"I've always wanted to design a watch, I'm absolutely fascinated with them," he told Dezeen founder Marcus Fairs.