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fwiw comment for *flatness* has to do with the handle i think
This, and not the other assumption.

Obviously handle shape is entirely personal preference, and there is no prescriptive right or wrong. Some like flatter handles, others very bulbous/rounded shapes, or flat but deep (or grooved, etc), or formed such as GJ "Prism", which looks great and feels/handles beautifully im$.02o.

If the utensil/handle heft and balance is not good, no shape will be comfortable, so handle choice is not only a visual issue.


As for your question regarding materials alternatives to metal flatware, there are no great options yet, that I know of. Plastics all have the known drawbacks; bamboo is somewhat common but obviously not durable; ceramics are being researched, do not seem great yet, but will probably eventually develop.

The demand for alternative materials to metal flatware will always increase, though, as metal not only affects taste but also certain medical conditions.

Alternative materials (very possibly coordinated with 3-D printing for fabrication) will surely arrive, likely sooner than later. It will be interesting to see what develops.
 

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I agree. My point was just that the higher the value of goods the higher the profitability, generally. Hermes has much higher margins than Ralph Lauren.
Up to a point. Price is no guarantee of margin - see Aston Martin. If you look over a +10 year period the companies that consistently deliver economic profit above market average are very few. And there is no significant correlation with price position
 

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My everyday tableware is an Oneida set like this:
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I very much like how it feels to use and the spoons are appropriately sized.

It is 18/0 stainless, but it hasn't been a problem in 11 years of use. Occasionally a little rust spot might appear out of the dishwasher, but they usually either wipe off or can be buffed away with a green scotchbrite. Might just be that my water and dishwashing habits aren't hard on silverware, but I certainly don't baby them and it doesn't happen often.

I'd like to upgrade to something nicer in 18/10, but honestly I like using these a lot which makes me hesitant to switch for everyday use.
 

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I'm a big fan of Cutipol's Duna and Moon sets. Elegant lines and curves. They first caught my eye earlier this year at Pineapple and Pearls in D.C.

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Are people still shopping for new office chairs? Wirecutter's top pick, the Steelcase Gesture, is on sell at Amazon for a good price if you don't mind black fabric. These rarely go this low.

 

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Thoughts on mismatching dining/kitchen chairs?
(Different colors of the same model, or different ones entirely)

edit - chairs
 
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Why would your dining and kitchen tables have to match?
 

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I like the Moon design quite a lot—except, I wonder about usability/comfort given how thin the handles are.
They were fine while using them at the restaurant, but the food was delicate. Don't know how it would stand the rigors of kids and daily use. Might be more of a special occasion set.
 

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Quietly enjoying the silverware chat and saving some of these for later.

Gonna try this again though and ask more directly...

Anyone have any experience with Eternity Modern? Specifically their rendition of the Wassily chair. I would welcome any experience, feedback, or dare I ask for it, opinions.
 

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Thoughts on mismatching dining/kitchen chairs?
(Different colors of the same model, or different ones entirely)

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Oops, I meant mismatching chairs at the kitchen or dining table
In my opinion, the risk for bizarre to bad is high.

Sometimes: Various colors of the same design, if in plastic or upholstery, can be OK (but can also look overdone or far just too "cute", can get tiring).

~95% never: Various colors of the same design almost always looks terrible, ~95% of the time in wood and 100% of the time in leather.

Never, except: Mis-matched designs, whether the same color or not...no, never, and why?
(Unless one is still in college or slowly accumulating the same design piece by single piece over time as @Kaplan in the post quoted above.)
 
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Thoughts on mismatching dining/kitchen chairs?
(Different colors of the same model, or different ones entirely)

edit - chairs
It’s been done a lot here, two or three of my friends have done it with the gispen chair:
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It’s not for me, but I works and adds some whimsy.
Edit: I see he has reacted already.
 

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