A knife, a Fork

March 2012

Culinary intermezzo

Cutlery. Westerners are quite dependent on it, one way or another. It has become at once the most obvious of daily tools and the least necessary to pay any attention to. Still, even though, on average, one doesn't purchase more than two sets during one's entire lifetime, the cutlery challenge appeals to certain designers. DAMN° considers various sorts that have been created over time, revealing the shameful along with the smart.
© Andrea Ferreol and Philippe Noiret in La Grande Bouffe, directed by Marco Ferreri in 1973
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