Renzo Piano was born in Genoa, Italy in 1937. From 1959 to 1964 he studied at the Milan Politecnico, where he taught until 1968. In 1970 Piano established a partnership with the English architect Richard Rogers. Together, Rogers and Piano designed a number of buildings in Italy and England. Their most famous building, the Pompidou Center in Paris, takes its form from a metaphor of the 'cultural machine' with all color-coded service elements and structure emphasized on the building's exterior. Like most works designed by members of the "High-Tech" movement, Piano established technology as a starting point for his designs. Fortunately, he modified his attempts to generate an architectural character based on technological forms with a concern for user comfort and needs. In his more recent works, Piano has applied his structural experiments to a range of social and civic projects.
|Assembly Required: No||Handle Finish: Silver|
|Additional Parts Required: No||Material: Stainless steel|
|Handle Material: Stainless steel||Number of Items Included: 5|
|Pieces Included: Dinner Fork, Dessert Fork, Dinner Knife, Dinner Spoon, and Dessert Spoon||Pieces Per Place Setting: 5|
|Number of People Served: 1||Rust Resistant: Yes|
|Microwave Safe: No||Style: Formal|
|Handle Pattern: Solid||Storage Included: No|
|Dishwasher Safe: Yes||Commercial Use: Yes|
|Product Care: Dishwasher Safe||Country of Manufacture: China|
Questions & Answers
iittala Tools Piano Workshop 98 5 Piece Flatware Set
thin but well made
Kellie from New York, NY– Verified Buyer
I bought this set of silverware to replace a cheap set i had from college. The utensils are light but seem to be well made. The smallest fork is rather small but it will work for salads or snacks.
daphne from CA– Verified Buyer
The product is well made and the design is beautiful. I've had the flatware for a few years now and there are some scratches most likely from the dishwasher but overall not too much complaint. The reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 is that for the price, I thought I would be getting something made in Finland, or Germany. Instead, this was made in Korea.
Satisfied from Portland, OR
Brent from Portland, OR– Verified Buyer
The size, touch and overall appearance of this set is great. We hope to have it for many years.
Great every day utensils
Debra from United States– Verified Buyer
We already had 12 place settings (11 yrs old from our wedding registry, and at that time made by Hackman) and wanted to add more. We have been happy with these for more than a decade and the old ones look just as good as the new.
Sleek and timeless
John from Astoria, NY– Verified Buyer
I've been using this silverware now for a couple of weeks and I absolutely love it. It's expensive but you definitely get what you pay for, it's timeless style and great quality that will last you for years.
Beauty to behold!
Roni from Sioux Falls, SD– Verified Buyer
This flatware is absolutely beautiful and of very high quality. Piano is a world famous architect! This is a contemporary but timeless set he designed which caught my eye instantly. This is far from the most expensive flatware but you will not find any better at this price. Only a fool would subject this set to a dishwasher. [...] Thanks, Roni
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