We all have our own way of holding cutlery, but not every type of cutlery suits every group of users. All the utensils in the Hardanger Tuva cutlery range are cleverly designed with hollow handles. This makes the cutlery lighter, whilst remaining easy and substantial enough to grip for any users, from children to the elderly. The Tuva cutlery range can be held in a number of different ways making it easier to use for people with reduced dexterity and grip strength, such as people with arthritis, which means that everyone can use the same type of eating utensils at the table.
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The design is based on solid, top quality craftsmanship, giving the cutlery good balance, ensuring it remains firmly in the hand and does not fall off the plate when resting. From an aesthetic perspective, the cutlery combines both tradition and innovation. Tuva has a very distinctive character, with dynamic, well-balanced lines, giving it an elegant appearance. You could easily give this set to someone as a wedding present as well as use it every day in your home.
Tuva cutlery’s innovative design has received several prestigious awards from the Norwegian Design Council in 2009 and The Innovation Award for Universal Design in 2011.
The set includes:
6 table forks
6 table knives
6 table spoons
Material: Stainless steel
Care: Dishwasher safe
What our testers say
This cutlery is a bit on the expensive side but it feels very high quality and long-lasting so probably worth it in the long run. It has stood up to the dishwasher multiple times and still looks as shiny.
It is really pleasing to hold, and its shape makes it easy to pick up off the table too.
Our testers just thought this was standard cutlery. They didn’t realise it had special features to make it easier to use at all. We just liked how it looks and feels.
Since 2002 Per Finne has run his own design studio in the village of Voss in Western Norway. Before that he worked as associate professor in product design at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Per Finne works with a wide range of projects, but with main focus on sports equipment and domestic products. Living in the midst of the dramatic landscape of Western Norway, his work is highly influenced by nature. He is concerned with designing products with a simple and clean expression, and with a good balance between form and function.
His collaboration with Hardanger Bestikk (A family business established in 1958 and one of Scandinavia’s largest producers of flatware) has created an incredibly popular range that has become one of the most purchased sets in Norway and in Sweden. By following a user-driven approach throughout the design process with Per Finne it was possible to create aesthetic cutlery that is suitable as a wedding gift but equally, can be used by everyone.
“We’ve always tried to be innovative, in terms of technology, aesthetics and function.” Rune Leikvoll, owner and managing director of Hardanger Bestikk.
We also love that Tuva cutlery is named after Rune’s young daughter. Who wouldn’t want a spoon named after them?!