Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) gave us a glimpse of what the future might look like, but so visionary and well researched was it’s production design, film set design and props, it is near impossible even some 48 years later to escape the ‘retro-future’ it defined. Many of the furniture pieces and props it featured are still sought after and in use today, including the Space Odyssey cutlery.
Take the elegant, futuristic flatware used by the Jupiter Mission crew in Discovery One for example – designed a decade earlier in fact, in 1957 by another visionary: Danish designer Arne Jacobsen.
Given it’s 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!
Here’s the actual set used in the film, as exhibited in Stanley Kubrick at LACMA (image c/o Hollywood Movies, Costumes and Props)
You may also be interested in: