Cutlery by Katja Bremkamp.

foreplay cutlery by silversmith katja bremkamp.

I saw this particular piece at the Salone del Mobile’s Salone Satellite, and loved the versatility of this piece designed by London-based silversmith Katja Bremkamp. The one pictured above was the piece that was exhibited, which is both a fork and a spoon.

foreplay cutlery by silversmith katja bremkamp.

In an informal, email-based exchange with Ms Bremkamp, this particular piece is part of a series of cutlery called “Foreplay”. These pieces are designed for the amuse-bouche, or small-bites typically served before the first course of meals. Tidbits are served on the oval vessel, and the diner simply slides the utensil off (spoon, fork or small shovel) to eat out of the vessel. The vessel is a replacement for the dish or plate.

Sound complicated? It’s actually not.

There is actually a stem that is at the bottom of the vessel itself that snugly fits between the prongs of the utensil or fits in the slot of the tool itself. Quite simple if you ask me.

At this time, the series is available in silver or ceramic, and is only available via custom orders directly with Ms. Bremkamp. Please click on the link below to go to her website for more information.

foreplay cutlery by silversmith katja bremkamp.

foreplay cutlery by silversmith katja bremkamp.