Attention! (Cutlery Set) by Hakan Gürsu
2011 - 2012, Silver A'
Hakan Gürsu states that the inspiration for Attention! Cutlery Set came suddenly.
The product is developed via the conceptual thinking of ‘being together’ and the principle of keeping all the elements of the set together, stocking these elements and organizing them as a team when they are not in use. The cutlery set, according to the wishes of the customers can be separated and reunited easily. The main principle that the product is based on is the magnetic pull of the magnets placed in the axes of the handles of the 3D forms in a harmonious way. The aim is to place the opposing elements in canals in an organized method . The set is a healthier alternative to the wide use of the nylon bag system, via the creation of healthier, faster and safer service opportunity through positioning the service area on the knife-edge. The elements, even though appearing to be metal, are designed to harmonize aluminum and stainless steel. The steel portions continue within the handles of the forks and the knives and the magnetic surfaces pull each other. Another way to explain is that the spoon offers a neutral metal surface and the fork and the knife pull each other on the horizontal spoon surface. The parts of the product that come into contact with human hands is designed to be ‘brushed’ aluminum. For different user groups, the design can be customized through covering both ends of the handles of the cutlery in gold. Or, for more daily uses, plastic material can be employed instead of aluminum surfaces. It is obvious that the set appeals to a wide range of user groups via the use of different materials. The design, suited to the necessities of modern world including simplicity, speed and compactness, offers a solution to ‘the regular cutlery set’ without sacrificing its aesthetic quality. The modern approach through ease of use, service and stocking, placing makes it a modern product with high market value.
Design Challenges
Hakan Gürsu did not encounter any design challenges while designing the award winning Attention! Cutlery Set.
Production Technology
From an engineering point of view, the Attention! Cutlery Set by Hakan Gürsu is a good example of a highly-developed project.
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