On our flea-market trips we had encountered American steel utensils of the 1940s, distinguished by their brightly colored wooden handles. These collectible objects offered us a clue. Instead of wood and steel, we combined two kinds of plastic, colorful polypropylene and black heat-resistant poliamide, their connection carefully engineered to appear almost immaterial.
The shapes of the objects were worked out to look reassuringly familiar. A small and slim handle served as a decorative signifier, contrary to the tendency of oversized, expressively ergonomic handles, hardly necessary for a delicate task of ladling soup.