Spica - spica - ｜Click here for the brass version of the spoon
The spoon's balloon-like head and delicate handle give it a distinctive appearance, reminiscent of a branch full of fruit in the fall.
-spica - Spica is a word that means ear. This series of spoons is named for its ear-like silhouette.
The spoon's large bulge relative to the handle has a strong presence, and the aged nickel silver gives the table a great look.
Whether it's a simple breakfast on a busy morning or a leisurely holiday dinner wrapped in warm light, it's a great supporting role that will make your meal stand out just by placing it there.
Spoons used for meals tend to be too big.
If you make it too big so that you can scoop up a lot, it will give off a strong visual impression and the balance will be poor when you hold it.
By squeezing the base of Spica's spoon into a balloon-like shape and connecting it with a thin handle, the overall appearance of Spica's spoon is delicate and delicate despite its size.
Cutlery that is easy to use and has a neat appearance may even change the way you eat.
Hiro Kashihara of Spoon for meals from the Spica series
Cutlery artist Hiro Kashihara's works
Hiro Kashihara's cutlery has a unique surface treatment, giving it an antique, classic feel that looks like it has been worn out.
The contrast with the soft golden color of brass that gradually becomes visible each time you use it will add a shabby chic look to your table.
The charm of the material nickel silver
Nickel silver is an alloy of copper, nickel, and zinc, and is characterized by its unique soft color.
Also known as nickel silver, nickel silver, and nickel silver, nickel silverware, which is made by plating nickel silver with silver, was once widely used in Europe in place of sterling silver tableware.
It was created as a substitute during a time when sterling silver was in short supply, and it is said that silverware, which had previously been reserved for aristocrats, became widely popular among the upper class.
Hiro Kashihara's works do not use silver plating, instead focusing on the color and aging of the nickel silver itself.
It is easy to form an oxide film on the surface, and as you use it daily, its texture will gradually change.
One of the attractions is that the texture of each item varies depending on what people eat, how they are washed, how they are stored, and each person's environment.
Please enjoy aging in your own way.
Nickel silver is a metal that is sensitive to moisture and acid, and its surface color changes easily.
Please wash the dishes immediately after using them to prevent food or moisture from remaining on the dishes.
Please be especially careful when using with foods that discolor metals such as citrus fruits, highly acidic foods, and tea.
Also, please dry it upright so that it dries quickly, or wipe off the moisture with a cloth (soft cloth) before storing.
- Size: Height 200mm x Width 37mm x Height 13mm
- Weight 19.5g
- Moisture can easily cause rust and cloudiness. After washing, drain well and store. Please be especially careful when using with foods that discolor metals such as citrus fruits, highly acidic foods, and tea. It gradually becomes cloudy due to moisture in the air. If you are concerned about it, please polish it with a cloth from time to time.
Each piece is made by hand. There may be individual differences in length and shape. It is also finished with an old texture that looks like it has been used. Please note that there may be slight scratches due to the design.
- Do not use in dishwasher, oven, or microwave.
The tips of forks and knives are very sharp, so please be careful when handling them.
- Depending on the tableware you are using, rubbing it too hard may cause scratches, so please be careful when using it.
- May cause metal allergy. If any abnormalities occur, please refrain from use and consult a doctor.