mono A : The classic design cutlery
At its appearance in 1959 was mono - A was the first cutlery that radically abandoned decorative design elements. The name mono is explained by the fact that the knife was originally stamped from a single piece of stainless steel, a so-called monobloc. At the same time, it is a reference to the uniformity of the design. The design by Prof. Peter Raacke, created in 1958, is considered the best-selling design cutlery in Germany and conquers a steadily growing fan base all over the world. Countless awards and exhibitions at home and abroad attest to the cutlery set's reputation as an icon of modern design.
Excellent shape for over 50 years. Half a century is a long time. And as we all know, it leaves its mark. With people, it's gray hair and a few wrinkles. With everyday objects, it's worse: Most of the time, they're unusable and the design arouses nostalgic feelings at best.
It's a completely different story with cutlery mono - A , which was designed in 1958 and launched on the market in 1959. Experts around the world praise its timeless good form as a model for a new design age. Many younger people in particular are discovering the mono - A cutlery and are amazed when they learn its true age. mono - A will not look old even in 100 years.
The design of mono - A was a great success. Nobody could have known that in the 1950s. The manufacturer Herbert Seibel and the industrial designer Prof. Peter Raacke, who introduced the cutlery set to the market at that time, were aware that they were venturing into something completely new, but they did not possess clairvoyant powers. And so neither of them could have guessed that it would develop into one of the absolute classics among cutlery sets.
Despite the euphoric mood during the economic miracle of the fifties, it was mono - A a gamble from both a design and an economic point of view. At first, things didn't look good at all: The cutlery trade made fun of the "piece of tin" and the expensive investment threatened to be a flop. But then mono - A found its way to the first customers through sales in upscale furniture stores. And they were so enthusiastic about the simple, unconventional design that mono - A quickly became the talk of the town.