Doshi Levien is a London-based design studio founded in 2000 by Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien. Their first commission came from Tom Dixon, and their roster of internationally acclaimed clients has continued to grow ever since. For Herdmar, they were invited to design a special collection to celebrate the company’s 100 years of cutlery expertise and manufacturing, and Century Flatware (2011) was born. This was the first time that the family-owned business worked with outsourced designers, and all parties agree that the result is both a celebration of the future and a tribute to the past. The graceful form of this set was inspired by the shape of a plane’s propeller, resulting in balanced tools that are as pleasing to hold as they are to look at. Crafted of durable stainless steel, the knife is type 420, and the forks and spoons are type 304. The set comes packaged in an elegant red gift box. Dishwasher safe. Made in Portugal.