The idea for the collaboration came about in January 2021 during a phone call between Munich-based designer and artist Ayzit Bostan and Philipp Bree. During the dark time, they talked about the longing and scent of spring and ended up with the idea to design a sustainable version of a picnic cutlery and a matching case.
Philipp Bree approached Wilhelm Seibel, the owner of the MONO brand. A manufacturer that has been producing cutlery since 1895 and founded the Mono brand in 1959 and is now run by the fifth generation of the Seibel family.
The cutlery design of Mono Clip by Peter Raacke, which dates back to the 1970s but was only produced until the early 1980s, matched the idea. Its characteristic features are the rounded, wide shape and the supple handle recesses made of 1.25 mm thick stainless steel.
The knife has a high-quality serrated edge and works its way effortlessly through any bread crusts. Mono Clip is represented in various collections, such as the Dresden State Art Collections, the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, New York and the Denver Art Museum and celebrates its revival with this collaboration.
The case is functionally adapted to the shape of Mono Clip, emotionally it bows to the moment of eating and tasting together in style in the open air. Designed by Ayzit Bostan. Made from a vegetable-tanned leather from Belgium, in a tannery that has been dedicated to producing high-quality leathers for more than 150 years, and handmade in a family-run manufactory in the Czech Republic.
This is how we look forward to sharing moments together.