The expressive and tactile Twist collection of silverware celebrates the rich tradition of specialized tools for the table.
Cutlery has been used since prehistoric times, first out of necessity as a functional tool, and later as a fashionable marker of social status. From carrying one’s own personal utensil to passing down, through generations, elaborate sets out of bone, wood, ivory or precious metals as heirlooms, we continue to depend on and value and pass down from generation to generation.
This refined set of sterling silver pieces contains simple forms with elegant twists and bends. Certain textures and qualities reference back to the Middle Ages, hinting at pivotal times throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. During this time eating utensils saw a growth in popularity due to influences from many including Catherine de’ Medici, who brought popularity to the fork along with other food innovations and King Louis XIV of France, who banned pointed knives in 1669, hoping to reduce violence.
Smooth twists, bends, and indentations also hint at key ergonomic points for more comfortable use. The collection is handmade of the highest quality silver by skilled artisans, who take pride in quality and craftsmanship. The set of serving pieces and three-piece dining set are complete with a napkin ring, cocktail stirrer, and mini spoon for your favorite dessert or ice cream.
All pieces are hand crafted of solid sterling silver and made to order. Please allow approx. 2-6 week lead time, depending on order.