Design by David Chipperfield, 2009.
"Santiago" is a contemporary design whose forms are reminiscent of traditional English cutlery. Attention to continuity of form makes the grip soft and the design startling, despite its apparent simplicity.
DC05/3 B - Santiago Table Knife is made of 18/10 mirror polished stainless steel with black PVD coating.
Material(s): 18/10 stainless steel, PVD coating
Dimensions: 8.25" L
Beautiful flatware, handle with care
By: Allegra, Renter (Washington, DC)
We ordered a set of these knives, forks, and spoons. The set looks beautiful together and has a nice weight to it. The knives look like butter knives but worked surprisingly well to cut steak the first time we used them. The shape is simple but graceful and they look even better in person. Overall, I've been impressed. I wish they were a little more durable, though-- the finish seems to scratch easily. We first noticed this after putting them in the dishwasher--oops, don't do that. Maybe I didn't read the description carefully enough, but I didn't recall reading that they shouldn't go in the dishwasher. Anyway, I wouldn't recommend it. Now we only hand wash them, and dry them with a dishcloth because water seems to leave splotches on the finish when they're left to air dry (these have mostly wiped off).
Designer: David Chipperfield
Sir David Chipperfield was born in London in 1953 and studied at Kingston School of Art and the Architectural Association in London. After graduating he worked at the practices of Douglas Stephen, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster. David Chipperfield Architects was established in 1984 and the practice currently has over 200 staff at its offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai. The practice has won numerous national and international competitions and many international awards and citations for design excellence, including RIBA and AIA awards and the Stirling Prize 2007.
David Chipperfield has taught and lectured worldwide. He has been Professor of Architecture at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, and Visiting Professor at several schools of architecture in Austria, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, and is an Honorary Professor at the University of the Arts London.View other products by David Chipperfield
Alessi is a family owned Italian design company, founded in 1921. Giovanni Alessi, a talented sheet metal worker, produced items by hand for the table and home out of copper, brass and nickel-silver. He was later joined by his son Carlo who was responsible for many of the designs produced in the 1930s and early 1940s. In the mid 1940s Alessi began to work with outside designers. The current Alessi catalog is the result of a collaboration with over 500 designers from all over the world.
"A true work of design must be able to move people, to convey feelings, to trigger memories, to surprise, to go against the grain. From this point of view, design intended to conjure up images in people's minds, which makes them a bit happier, still has tremendous potential." — Alberto AlessiView other products from Alessi