Think of the items people treasure. The things we hold dear and pass on from generation to generation. How big are they?
Usually we think of small, intimate items such as lockets, bibles, photographs, and jewelry. Small items require closer inspection and generate a relationship between the item and the viewer.
Espresso spoons are a small items that have generated significant attention from designers. I remember the first time I came across an espresso spoon set by Michael Graves in a museum gift shop. Their presence belied the small footprint.
Let’s look at some espresso spoons that go beyond functionality and explore the form.
This is our baseline, the stainless steel set by Henckels
Blomus takes a minimalist approach with this set of flat espresso spoons.
Georg Jensen and Arne Jacobsen build on this look by adding a traditional spoon pocket
Coffee house music takes on a new meaning with these treble spoons.
Villeroy and Boch have this whimsical set of new wave silver espresso spoons
Alessi – the espresso spoon masters
Alessi is known for its high-end designs. Here is just a sample of spoons from their group of distinguished designers.
You’ll need something to make your espresso. This maker by Alessi is worthy of the spoons on the table.
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