Futuristic cutlery fit for a Space Odyssey (+ limited offer)

Futuristic cutlery fit for a Space Odyssey (+ limited offer)

(Updated 24 May 2018)

Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) gave us a glimpse of what the future might look like. So visionary and well researched was the production design, film set design and props, it is near impossible even some 50 years later to escape the ‘retro-future’ it defined. Many of the furniture pieces and props featured in the film are still sought after and in use today including the Space Odyssey cutlery.

The elegant, futuristic flatware set used by the Jupiter Mission crew in Discovery One was designed a decade earlier in 1957, by another visionary – Danish designer Arne Jacobsen.

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Dr. David Bowman and Dr. Frank Poole eat dinner onboard Discovery One in 2001 A Space Odyssey
Jogging in space (2001: A Space Odyssey)
Jogging in space – The circular centrifugal interior of Discovery One in 2001: A Space Odyssey

Given the modernist aesthetic, this stainless steel cutlery set feels utterly contemporary and remains the tableware of choice for many designers and aesthetes, aside of it’s 2001 connections.

Own a set of sleek Jacobsen 2001 tableware by Georg Jenson and give your dinner parties the ultimate edge!

A 24 piece set of Jacobsen cutlery is available from Amara for £245 

LIMITED OFFER: Get £20 OFF until Monday 28th May 2018 on the 24-piece set using the code SPENDSAVE when you checkout at our partners Amara. Arne Jacobsen cutlery set as seen in 2001: A Space Odyssey

Arne Jacobsen cutlery set as seen in 2001: A Space Odyssey

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Dinner of board the Station Station with Jacobsen cutlery in 2001 A Space Odyssey
Dinner whilst floating through space, with Jacobsen cutlery in 2001 A Space Odyssey

Here’s the actual set used in the film, as exhibited in Stanley Kubrick at LACMA (image c/o Hollywood Movies, Costumes and Props)

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