Melissanthe Panagiotopoulou behind the scenes: “Les légumes” cutlery
London-based, Athens-born Melissanthe Panagiotopoulou likes to experiment with different materials and techniques. "Les légumes" is a series of cutlery pieces, the result of recent metal work for her BA Course in 3D Design at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London. "Being a vegetarian, I see a natural link between food and vegetables and I believe that food consumption should be a celebration of life. Cutlery is the means through which food is being transfered into our system. Designing funny and stylish vegetable -shaped cutlery became the means of transferring my ideas on healthy eating. Stainless steel metal was used for the making of the fork, knife and spoon shapes. Broccoli and asparagus vegetables were casted on bronze metal using the traditional lost wax casting and investment casting techniques."