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In the “Giro”cutlery set UNStudio has used the architectural twist, that is a key feature in the design of a number of their projects and now adapted and transformed into a tactile framework on the human scale, one that isdirectly related to the body and to touch. In the Giro cutlery set a twist originates from the point where handle transforms into blade and graduates along the length of the utensils. The ergonomic silhouette that is created by a gradual transformation effects a dynamic motion frozen in solid material and presents a balance between the modern and the classical. “Giro” is able to make every table special and unique.VIEW THE COMPLETE RANGE
Ben van Berkel studied architecture at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and at the Architectural Association in London, receiving the AA Diploma with Honours in 1987. In 1988 he and Caroline Bos set up an architectural practice in Amsterdam, extending their theoretical and writing projects to the practice of architecture. The Van Berkel & Bos Architectuurbureau has realized, amongst others projects, the Karbouw office building, the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam, Museum Het Valkhof in Nijmegen, the Moebius House and the NMR facilities for the University of Utrecht. In 1998 Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos established a new firm: UNStudio (United Net). UNStudio presents itself as a network of specialists in architecture, urban development and infrastructure. Current projects include the design for Doha's Intregrated Metro network in Qatar, the Raffles City mixed-use development in Hangzhou and the Canaletto Tower in London. With UNStudio he realized amongst others the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Arnhem Central Station in the Netherlands, the façade and interior renovation for the Galleria Department store in Seoul, the Singapore University of Technology and Design and a private villa up-state New York. Ben van Berkel has lectured and taught at many architectural schools around the world. He was recently awarded the Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor's Chair at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.