Spoon Archaeology (2022)

With the EU ban on plastic cutlery in 2021, the plastic spoon has become an object of the past. The designers Peter Eckart and Kai Linke have taken this as an opportunity to present their collections of these recently archaeological objects in an exhibition at the Kunstgewerbemuseum.

22. July 2022 — Read / Article

With or without a spoon

Anna Dünnebier knows more about the history of eating than almost anyone else in Germany. Here, among other things, she describes how people ate before spoons became established, and the correct way to use a spoon.

31. May 2022 — Read / Article

Spoon Archaeology meets Lunch for Locals

The Spoon Archaeology exhibition is designed as a reaction to the EU ban on single-use tableware. But what will replace it? The designers Peter Eckart and Kai Linke, whose cutlery collections are on display in the Kunstgewerbemuseum this year, asked themselves that very question. It has to be sustainable and, of course, fit for purpose. The answer they have come up with has a far less futuristic ring to it than you might expect: the human hand. We join the Palais Café to try it out.

11. May 2022 — Read / Article

The Emancipation of the Kitchen

Food culture is not only reflected in the cutlery we use to convey food to our mouths, but also in the rooms we prepare it in. However, it is only in the course of the last century that the kitchen has become an integral part of our living spaces. As a design object, it has not only shaped our idea of the value of food and cooking, while at the same time it bears witness to different stages and different systems in which this cultural ascent has been negotiated. Agata Szydłowska on the emancipation of the kitchen.

29. April 2022 — Read / Article

What’s being left by the fast-food culture

Disposable plastic cutlery is an icon of the global throwaway culture. It has been banned in the EU since July 3, 2021. Based on the collection of designers Peter Eckart and Kai Linke, the exhibition "Spoon Archaeology" at the Kunstgewerbemuseum explores this topic.