Key facts

Product:
Thomas Feichtner – Fruitbowl
Family:
Thomas Feichtner⎟Cutlery, Teapot & Fruit Bowl
Manufacturer:
Wiener Silber Manufactur >
Designer:
Thomas Feichtner >
Architonic ID:
1317411
Country:
Austria
Launched:
2010
Manufacturer groups :
Dining-table accessories-Bowls >
Groups:
Dining-table accessories-Bowls >

Product family

Concept

Fascinated by the history of Viennese Silver, Austrian designer Thomas Feichtner developed various objects that pay respect to the modern arts and crafts tradition. Using objects as a means of formal expression has always been an alluring challenge for Thomas Feichtner. Perfectly aware of this history and terms of an experiment, Feichtner sees his designing of a teapot as a renaissance of an Austrian design tradition that had almost been forgotten.

The Cutlery Set "Cutt" from 2006 is exemplary of Feichtner‘s experimental approach. Challenging the functional and ergonomic requirements on cutlery, it surprises the user with its functionality only when it is actually used. Individual surfaces folded as to a bowl turn out to be the body of the spoon and the fork. “Cutt“ has already found its way into several cutlery and design collections. The shape of the Viennese Tea Pot appears rather squat and dynamically stretched, it is defined by edges that have no effect of heaviness but of lively dynamism. The Fruit Bowl attracts attention by its sophisticated interplay of internal and external surfaces. At first glance, it appears as if the fruit might fall out through the openings in the legs, but actually it becomes wedged and therefore stabilized. This is both an intended irritation, and indeed the most significant functional element.