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anneke van bommel

artist anneke van bommel recently debuted a series of cutlery at radiant dark in toronto, as part of the international design show weekend. working with abandoned cutlery, anneke repurposed and transformed each object in an effort to show that simple change can affect our impression about whether an object is collectable, disposable, temporary, or lasting. while her beautiful cutlery may not be fully (or in some cases, totally) functional, each spoon is a really lovely piece of artwork on its own. click here for more of anneke’s work. thanks, anneke!

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these are wonderful! how easily and beautifully a solid spoon becomes a slotted spoon. i wish these were available commercially.


How cool is this!?! I’ve never seen anything like it. It would be fun to put together a collection to display on my kitchen wall somehow.

DC Sarah

oh wow. how utterly cool. i would love a little mini-display of these in my kitchen. esp love the gold/brass ones.


I love the way Anneke has re-worked the spoons, making you look at them with a totally different eye. And creating interest and beauty out of products that were previously rather mundane.

Barbara D

Have always thought spoons were beautiful, but these are over the top. Love the “polished” look, like they were made that way.

kristín Eva

This is beautiful and interesting. It reminds me that great design is not only beautiful but functional too. And also how the spoon came to be.

Kim O'Brien

as someone who has hammered a rod of metal into a spoon, I appreciate these beyond understanding. It is a precious altering of a found object, bringing art to an industry made functional object. lovely….

Anneke van Bommel

Thanks for all the lovely, thoughtful comments….they are now available on my etsy page!


Wow these spoons are V V cool, amazing how something as plan as a kitchen spoon can look so good. They would make a great display.

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