Mahogany cutlery has been designed to highlight the functional area of a utilitarian object by making a feature of the manufacturing processes that go into creating cutlery.
The fruit of the mahogany tree is the inspiration for mahogany cutlery. The shape of the fruit was imagined to be pressed into metal to create a spoon bowl. The strong mahogany trunks, inspired the slender to thick tapered handles. William’s knowledge as a Silversmith led him to leave the pressed shape of the fruit in the metal spoon bowls and fork heads, leaving a witness mark on each handle. Therefore a lovely relationship between the maker, the metal and nature.
The mahogany tree is a large, semi-evergreen tree with a canopy that casts dappled shade; they grow in tropical areas of the planet, indigenous to the Americas. Mahogany can grow to 200 feet (61m) in height with leaves some 20 inches (50.8cm).
In time, the woody fruit capsules grow in and are brown, pear-shaped and five inches (12.7 cm.) long. They are suspended from fuzzy stalks in winter. The fruit does not hang from the branches but stands upwards. When they split, they release the winged seeds that propagate the species.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
iF Product Design Award
Awarded to Mahogany Satin. The iF is one of the most prestigious design competitions in the world today: every year, companies subject their products and services to the rigorous testing of the iF DESIGN AWARD and appreciate its high value...
Good Design Award
The Chicago Anathaeum Museum of Architecture and Design awards a Good Design Award to the Mahogany range
The edges of the handles are finished with crafted radii to ensure a soft ergonomic feeling to the hand, whilst the varying thickness of gauge of each handle, have been engineered to refined balance. 18/10 stainless steel, dishwasher safe.
Pressed utensil head detail
Pressing the shape of the mahogany fruit in the spoon and forks heads
Satin meets Mirror
Each utensil head is mirror polished inside, contrasted against brushed satin handles