The Tilia range is named for the Tilia family of trees, more usually called Lime trees in the UK. Tilia is especially graceful and it has a tendency to hybridize naturally.
Crafted from stainless steel, slender, flowing and elongated like the tree itself, the design is a hybrid of geometric angles and organic lines. It is also a hybrid in another sense.
The result of a kind of marriage between east and west, the Tilia design combines the ergonomic features of the chopstick with the more easily manageable planes of western cutlery.
In the Tilia Obsidian range, the darkly luminous titanium finish both confers extra durability and evokes the hard lacquer finishes of the far east. It is this exceptional beauty, combined with the design features of the whole Tilia range, which gained it international recognition from the iF award judges and which means it will be part of the Hamburg exhibition until February 2019.
Hamburg is a thrilling city in its own right. The iF exhibition presents the truly remarkable and groundbreaking in design. So for anyone who loves to travel and who also loves good design, (in the word of the iF’s own website), this exhibition is, “a must-see”.