Mono tools, the most unusual pattern in the mono flatware program, flawlessly melds the archaic with the avant garde. The satin finished "tools" is the primordial flatware pattern and is dedicated to the Neanderthal whose remains were found very close to the mono factory in Mettmann, Germany. The hand ax inspired the knife, the elongated fork is reminiscent of early skewing tools, and the spoon recalls a cupping hand. This is how eating becomes a primal experience.
Designer Michael Schneider's homage to the primitive shapes of early eating tools is full of pleasant contradictions: simplistic forms cast in beautiful stainless steel; minimal lines with a weighty feel; crude silhouettes shaped with smooth precision.
Material(s): Rust-proof chrome nickel stainless steel 18/10
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Designer: Michael Schneider
With unconventional ideas such as the "stone age" flatware mono-tools, Michael Schneider keeps surprising the design scene. Born in 1962 in Geislingen, he completed his studies in product design at the Art Academy in Stuttgart. After working at a design studio in Stuttgart, he established his own business in Cologne. In addition to flatware he designs a myriad of products, such as furniture, bathroom accessories and medical apparatus.View other products by Michael Schneider
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