The name Dune echoes the shape of this modern flatware – in each piece the straight handle leads to a curvy transition that resembles a sand dune with subtle ridges and soft linear transitions. The aluminum flatware set is also inspired by experimental cuisine and molecular gastronomy: a culinary research lab that seeks to explore the technical, artistic and social aspects of cooking. In Dune the experimental aspect of food design appears both in the structure of the set and in the materials. The traditional flatware collection has evolved in to a more modern “personal flatware set” with a contemporary look and feel. The aluminum makes this flatware ultra-light and much sleeker than steel or titanium flatware, while the anodized finishing makes it extremely durable and easy-to-clean.
Designer: Andrea Ponti