- Nov 21, 2008
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That's a fair point about the spoons on the 24. My problem with the 35 is that it indeed reminds me of mess hall flatware, and I find the neck of the fork and spoons to be inelegant.I like the Pott 35 because it is possibly a more focused and committed design. In a negative light, maybe one could view the Pott 33 as more compromised, while it is perhaps more balanced or harmonious when positively interpreted.
Honestly, the trouble is that you can’t really handle these things first. I’d go with the one that feels nicer to use, if I could. In my imagination, the Pott 33 is more likely better in that respect—but I’m far from certain. The broad, flat surfaces of the Pott 35 handles might actually promote better stability.
I really dislike the Pott 24. Whenever I’ve used flatware with tapered handles like that, they have been awkward and uncomfortable. I imagine the tapered fork tines and spoon bowls would also be unfriendly in actual usage. Overall, the design strikes me as more interested in evoking forward thinking than actually being well thought-out.
I would be shocked if anyone here can differentiate “quality level” among any of these sets, beyond “it’s made from metal, and doesn’t have any burrs or sharp edges”.
Of these, I like the Odeon.Think someone may have mentioned David Mellor previously. Some really good looking stuff! Prices are not Pott crazy, but maybe ~50% higher than the likes of Alessi and Georg Jensen.
Anybody know about the quality level? Some of the designs I like below.
David Mellor London:
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David Mellor Minimal:
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David Mellor Odeon:
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The minimal is the worst to my eye. I have the same objection to the neck as I did in the Pott 35. The roots are too deep, and the knife looks unfinished to me.
The London is fine, but I prefer the forks on the Odeon. The forks on the London are too rounded for me and like the 24 conjure and image of a spork in my mind.