MisàNu

Designed for the ArtZept 2013 competiton, this elegant seafood cutlery set attempts to call attention to declining fisheries and promote dialogue between the user and their food.

Designed for the 2013 ArtZept competition "Eating in Style", the objective was to design a set of seafood cutlery, consisting of a platter, various forks and spoons, a fish knife, shrimp scissors and a crab cracker. 
 
Inspired by dwindling seafood stocks, MisàNu is our attempt to encourage a dialogue between the diner and the food being consumed on their plate. Each piece contains a skeletal fish form encased in pink glass, giving each piece a visceral feel. In reference to these forms, the name MisàNu becomes particularly apt, coming from the French expression Mis à Nu, or 'laid bare'. 
 
Careful attention was also given to the ergonomics of each piece in order to give a pleasurable feel in the hand, with rounded edges and carefully contoured profiles, in addition to maintaining overall functionality.
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