find it very rewarding to create items for the home. Our homes
have become our sanctuaries. These residences are the backdrops
to our lives. I try to make some of the mundane tasks of day-to-day
more exciting. Busy life styles and hectic schedules have
made eating on the run, while driving, or standing a day-to-day
event. We eat with our hands and from plastic utensils more
and more, and lost is the social event of conception.
I intend to bring back the art of dining. The act of feasting
together deeps our relationships in family, business, and
romance. It feeds our bodies, our lives, and our souls.
My fondest childhood memories are of my family gathered around
the dinner table sharing food and telling tales of our day.
As an Italian-American I was raised with many huge family
gathering and long feastings. The ritual of eating and entertaining
is something I hold close to my heart.
When entertaining, we shop for the perfect ingredients. We
labor over the preparation of our carefully chosen recipes
and menu. We select the most unique serving platters to arrange
the completed meal. The platters get placed on a beautifully
set table, but we use ordinary flatware to serve up these
vittles. It never made sense to me, so I thought, why not
take this one step further? I realized even the most basic
meal or take-out tastes better on fancy plates and eaten with
unique utensils. Presentation is everything and life is in
I design my flatware to be pleasing to touch and sight. Each
piece fits comfortably in the hand no matter how large or
small the user. It is also made to be ambidextrous; I am a
lefty after all. I sculpt lots of curves and nooks into each
handle and they are perfect for wrapping fingers around.
I recommend using my flatware as a centerpiece to decorate
the table. When it is time to dine, the bouquet of servers
should be deconstructed to serve up the cuisine. There will
be no forgotten utensils to retrieve from the kitchen since
they were already on the table to start. My flatware is as
decorative as it is functional.