stone age cutlery

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Streamlined shapes may seem refined but they are also easy – this series shows off the difficult task of forming more complex implements that look organic, unique and ultimately both modern and ancient at the same time.

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stone inspired set

Nendo teamed up with metalworkers from Kobayashi Kogyo to create this tableware set inspired by cave-era tools and roughly-hewn weapons of humanity’s distant past.

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Each piece is smooth and shiny where it is made to be held, but rough and textured to make it look as if someone had manually carved or scraped away inside an otherwise-smooth starting object (like a river-worn rock).