Browse and buy the ALESSI DRY flatware and silverware product range at Stardust. FREE Shipping. Shop Alessi's Dry collection now for the best in modern flatware designs. Achille Castiglioni's Dry was awarded the Compasso d'Oro design award in 1984. Starting from the principle that cutlery is not held for long and so does not need to be shaped to the hand, the ergonomics of Dry are not in the handle but in the part that comes in contact with food. Achille Castiglioni's iconic Dry designer cutlery has been described as "the reinterpretation of classic Italian flatware in a contemporary key." This range of modern tableware has a straightforward shape and is perfectly balanced. Each piece begins as a steel bar, part of which is left as a comfortable handle after the blade, spoon, or prongs are formed. Made by Alessi of a polished and matte-finish in 18/10 stainless steel.
The knife derives from a rectangular section of a stainless steel sheet cut into regular bars, the size of the handle, that are hot forged to progressively flatten the knife end (later heat tempered in salt baths). The spoon and fork are also made from a metal sheet, but divided into small blanks, and sheared in two phases, front and back, to avoid metal waste. Two details are maintained throughout the series: the handles are identical except in thickness and the slender neck, a significant visual paradox since this is the point of greatest bending pressure.
Alessi's Dry is available in a wide range of options from complete cutlery sets to individual dinner fork and knifes, soup spoons, salad forks and teaspoons.