Design Quarters


Dinner Fork Zermatt

by Patrick Jouin

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The Zermatt flatware collection was created by French designer Patrick Jouin for Puiforcat. For his first foray into flatware, Patrick Jouin drew inspiration from Zermatt, an opulent Swiss ski resort surrounded by breathtaking mountains. The harsh majesty of the Alpine terrain is reflected in the strong, sharp lines of the fork and dinner knife. The fork was intended by Patrick Jouin as a discrete tribute to Jean Puiforcat: it features three tines, two of which are rounded; the roots – the space separating the tines at their base – are slanted. Simple graphic details reminiscent of the Master's Art Deco sobriety of the Maison Puiforcat. Fashioned in stainless steel, this collection created for the House of Puiforcat in 2010 has already been deemed a classic of contemporary design by authoritative observers: the world's top museums, from the Centre Pompidou in Paris to the New York Museum of Arts and Design, have sung its praises.

The Zermatt flatware collection includes a Dinner collection (Fork, Knife, Spoon), a Dessert Collection (Fork, Knife, Spoon), a Fish or Salad Collection (Fork, Knife), a Demitasse Spoon, a moka spoon, a Butter Spreader and a combined Serving Fork/Spoon. Boasting exceptional savoir-faire, the House of Puiforcat offers pieces of its heritage while imagining the classics of tomorrow. The Parisian silversmith Puiforcat is regarded as one of the legendary names in European silver craftsmanship.

The Zermatt Dinner Fork by Patrick Jouin for Puiforcat
- Contemporary design
- Stainless steel
- Length 8"
- Made in France


Stainless Steel
L 8"


Patrick Jouin
Patrick Jouin

Patrick Jouin is a French designer born in Nantes in 1967. He graduated from the ENSCI industrial design school in Paris in 1992. Jouin expresses his creativity in the realms of both industrial and luxury design. He has worked on extraordinary projects with the greatest names in the industry, including Puiforcat, Cassina, Kartell, Alessi, establishing himself firmly on the French and European design scenes. Few are able to evolve with the same ease and power as Patrick Jouin among the realms of furniture, industrial design and scenography. His career has already seen remarkable highpoints, including a solo exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in 2009 and winning the prestigious Italian Industrial Design award Compasso d’Oro, in 2011. Today, Patrick Jouin directs two design agencies: Patrick Jouin iD for industrial design and, as a joint endeavor with partner Sanjit Manku, the interior and architectural design firm Jouin Manku.