Fun as it is to play with your food, the behavior is not considered to be entirely polite. This clever little puzzle-piece cutlery set, however, encourages another kind of table-top entertainment.
Small notches cut in the center of these colorful spoons, forks and knives allow them to clip together and form a small 3D sculpture. Instructions are included, but not really necessary.
It might be a tad tacky for a formal dinner party, but for less-fancy occasions (and smaller dining surfaces) the resulting stable shapes can sit right on top of rounded plates.
Unfortunately, the limit is three – and each one fits uniquely into the next. Perhaps in some subsequent stage of design development, these designers will figure out a way for folks to sculpt larger variants that can be endlessly added onto.
“Cutlery turns into cover. Join is more than simply knife, fork or spoon. It is a decoration for the table. The magic joining mechanism fascinates everybody. But not everybody will manage at once to transform the little sculpture into cutlery. A little skill and a good eye is necessary.”
“But do not worry – up to now nobody starved when unravelling the magic knot. Many times a meal grew cold because the cutlery itself, made of long life high-tech plastic material, was simply too fascinating. You should book Join a place at your table.”
Here’s some more info about the designers, Rudolph Schelling Webermann:
“Rudolph Schelling Webermann (RSW) is an award-winning product design and innovation consultancy based in the heart of Germany. When we started in 2005 under the former name DING3000, we wanted to change the world through product design. Along the way, our products have won numerous design awards and became bestsellers. Our clients range from start-ups to global players.”
“Our multiple design awards and bestselling products tell its own tale: We have the ability to develop exciting concepts and turn them into market-ready products. How do we do it? By making special to our specialization! We specialize in making unique and distinct products. With a mix of methods and *magic we work in a variety of industries by seeking the unexplored and defining new products or entire product categories.”