Sunday, August 26, 2007

Perfect design

I first saw these Cinque Stelle Cheese Knives by Ettore Sottsass for Serafino Zani in the Cooper Hewitt, America's pre-eminent design museum. Handmade in brushed stainless steel in the Alpine foothills, north of Brescia, Italy, they are beautifully balanced in the hand. I bought them for A & A's wedding present, along with a pair of Guzzini glass and chrome parmesan jars, also designed by Sotsass.