Be it the opulent designs of the Biedermeier era or the purist forms of Bauhaus design, cutlery has always been a reflection of the tradition, dining habits and the culture of its time. The WMF Kineo cutlery aims at being provocative, featuring a distinctive language of form that challenges viewers with a playful harmony of contrasts. Inspired by modern architecture and complemented by polished facets, this cutlery is a masterful combination of symmetry and asymmetry. The appearance of WMF Kineo changes according to the perspective, an effect that is further enhanced through light reflections on the edges and surfaces. Thus, straight lines combine with optical breaks and the formal with the oblique, showcasing hard and soft lines that end in the cutlery’s geometric form. While the striking lines of the knife exude a delicate appearance, the unusual design of the fork with stepped spaces between its tines conveys a strong sense of dynamic elegance, and the spoon adopts a restrained language of form that is intended to act as a calming influence. The WMF Kineo cutlery impresses with a harmonious balance that makes it rest well in the hand. In addition, the five cutlery pieces are embedded in an arrangement that leads to a harmonious overall picture in arrow form. Boasting an innovative “Cromargan protect” surface finish, every single piece of this cutlery is resistant to scratches and other signs of wear in everyday life – cutlery that adopts the appeal of a beautiful piece of jewellery.
Statement by the Jury
The WMF Kineo cutlery distinguishes itself through a subtle and finely crafted design with a refreshingly new appeal. Visually outstanding in that it presents itself with harmonious contrasts, it entices with details such as the stepped spaces between the fork tines and precisely intended light reflections, as well as a high-quality surface finish. In a harmony of form and function, this cutlery lends laid tables a contemporary and noble look. It rests well-balanced and elegantly in the hand.