Thomas Feichtner launches cutlery for Jarosinski & Vaugoin
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Thomas Feichtner launches cutlery for Jarosinski & Vaugoin at Vienna Design Week

Vienna Design Week 2014: Austrian designer Thomas Feichtner has collaborated with silverware manufacturers Jarosinski & Vaugoin to produce the company's 192nd cutlery range.

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.

Flatware Cutlery by Thomas Feichtner

"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.

Flatware Cutlery by Thomas 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.

Flatware Cutlery by Thomas Feichtner

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.

Flatware Cutlery by Thomas Feichtner

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.

Flatware Cutlery by Thomas Feichtner

"I've always wanted to design a watch, I'm absolutely fascinated with them," he told Dezeen founder Marcus Fairs.

In 2011, Feichtner launched another product at Vienna Design Weekthe M3 chair, which featured a seat suspended at the centre of a cubic oak frame.

Flatware Cutlery by Thomas Feichtner