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Ovale Flatware by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Alessi

French design brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have designed a collection of flatware for Alessi called Ovale that goes along with an earlier set of tableware they created with the same name.

Slight curves and a balanced weight were worked out through a lot of trial-and-error prototypes to get to the finished product. Made of 18/10 stainless steel, the cutlery is made with a simple and modern aesthetic, basically a no frills approach to flatware that is the perfect complement to their original Ovale tableware collection.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.