Studio Map design a fork-spoon-knife hybrid for Fortnum & Mason that finally works
First appearing in the 1914 christmas catalogue of Fortnum & Mason, the spork (spoon and fork in one) was originally used by army officers in ww1. Now, a good 100 years later and in the age of takeaway food there have been attempts to revive this strange hybrid design - with little success. The flimsy plastic utensils attached to take-out boxes and airplane lunch packs could not really serve either of the designated functions. Fortnum & Mason thus invited strategy-led industrial design studio Map to create a solution that allows equal focus on each function.
Tritensil was born after a long series of prototyping to achieve the optimum of functionality. The design team started from observing and analysing the food hall and tea salons of the legendary department store, and carried out several on-spot testing sessions in the various modeling phases. The finished product features a fork for salads, a spoon edge for desserts, and a knife on the side for cutting and spreading. For convenience and to avoid further discomfort, there are separate Trintesils for left and right handers. Made from recyclable bioplastic, it is an extremely convenient company for ad-hoc take-out meals, while for heavy-weight picnickers a stainless steel version is available.
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