Years ago in Paris at dinner at art dealer Maxime Defert’s home, each place setting had the glass knife rests in the form of a hard candy. They proved not only wonderful to look at but eminently practical.
Resting our sauce-slicked knife on it allowed us to reuse it at the next course, saving on dinnerware, without staining the placemat.
We recently came across an imaginative and meaningful iteration of the cutlery/chopstick rest by artist Tomomi Kamoshita. Using the ancient Japanese repair method of kintsugi, she glued together shards of pottery found on the beach into one-of-a-kind vessels held together by gold, their history in full sight. “I wanted to revive what waves have brought us.”
Each one is unique.
They got us thinking how cool it would be to make our own kintsugi creations using precious broken vessels.
First, we’ll test out gold glues that transform the breaks into something intentional and beautiful. We’ll start with the kit designer Lotte Dekker created using gold dust and a special adhesive. It’s also available at UK shop, Mora Approved; they will happily ship to the States.
This little video gives the gist (we recommend sound OFF ).