Zlin is a sleek set of plastic cutlery designed by Future Systems, a design firm founded by Jan Kaplicky in 1979. The name Zlin refers to the legendary Czechoslovakian fighter planes (Jan was born in Prague in 1937) and alludes to their intended use as airline silverware. The Zlin set adds an unconventional tone to a more traditional table setting.
Available in three colors.
Set of four includes one spoon, one teaspoon, one knife, and one fork.
Material(s): Thermoplastic resin
Modern, fun item and great bridal shower gift.
By: Gail L., Homeowner
Saw this product in an advertisement in People Magazine. I was looking for an edgier type of gift for a bridal shower. It was a hit. Thanks.
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