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Pott 2735 Flatware

c. 1979

by Carl Pott

For this flat­ware design, rooted on a stern and geomet­ric foun­da­tion, bold and mascu­line is the aesthetic. In 1979, Pott 35 was orig­i­nally designed by Carl Pott at the request of the people of Cologne for the offi­cial city cutlery. Like no other Pott stain­less steel flat­ware, it is designed in formal Bauhaus tradi­tion. Fitting its strong sense of pres­ence, the fork has five tines. Partic­u­larly strik­ing is the sweep of the broad, heavy handles.

This 5 piece Pott 35 set includes table spoon, table fork, table knife with micro-serra­tion and tea spoon.

Carl Pott

Germany

While Carl Pott coined the whimsical term “spoonery” for his flatware, the process of creating his seemingly effortless designs is calculated. Master craftsmen apply a century of accumulated wisdom and skill in the production process, which for those humble spoons include more than 30 steps—and more than 90 for knives, handmade of molybdenum and vanadium steel alloy, with handles of quartz-sand for an exceptional balance.

Pott’s father, Carl Hugo Pott, founded the eponymous workshop in 1904; three decades later, Pott transformed the steel specialists into true artisans, fashioning utensils of his own conception throughout the mid-20th Century. He also commissioned collections by fellow modernists including Hermann Gretsch, Paul Voss, and Josef Hoffmann, all equally ergonomic and elegant.

Third-generation craftsman Hannspeter Pott joined the fold in 1985, keeping the spirit alive while initiating bold collaborations with Ljubisa Misic, Ralph Krämer, Stefanie Hengel and others. When the legendary Siebel family bought the company in 2006, Pott had won some 700 global awards and earned spots in the permanent collection of institutions like the Museum of Modern Art.

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