Accento Cutlery (Set of 36 Pieces)

A work made of stainless steel.

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  • A work made of stainless steel.

Date:

2009

Artist:

Konstantin Grcic (German, born 1965)
Manufactured by Serafino Zani (Italian, founded 1963)

About this artwork

Grcic’s interest in planes and lines is here expressed in a series of tableware made for Serafino Zani. His collection Passami il sale, which literally means “Pass the salt” in Italian, was engineered utilizing the skills of the local craftspeople living and working to the north of Brescia. It includes a set of salad servers made from lengths of bent wire, a collection of serving trays made from lasercut stainless steel, and a breadbasket perforated with elongated cuts that provide a decorative element. Recently, Grcic also added a set of cutlery, Accento, to the series. Its simple design reflects that used to create the other elements, though the oversized utensils also have a cartoonlike quality that sets them apart. Their unpretentious design makes them suitable for everyday use. Working with the same visual language, Grcic also added a set of salad servers, lasagna and cheese knives, and a risotto spoon to the Accento family of kitchen utensils.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Konstantin Grcic (Designer)

Title

Accento Cutlery (Set of 36 Pieces)

Origin

Germany

Date

2009

Medium

Stainless steel

Dimensions

1 × 5 × 30.5 cm (.4 × 2 × 12 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Serafino Zani

Reference Number

2009.613.1-36

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