Breathing New Life Into a 100-Year-Old Utensil
Map has redesigned the Tritensil: a combined knife, spoon and fork that was originally used during WWI
Creative consultancy Map has worked with the London department store Fortnum & Mason to reinvent the combination knife, spoon and fork. The upmarket store is credited with inventing the Tritensil, as it was first shown in their 1914 Christmas catalogue for army officers.
100 years after its initial introduction, this redesigned utensil has been reintroduced as part of Fortnum & Mason’s picnic and takeaway offer. Map analyzed the store’s food offerings to determine the optimum functionality for the Tritensil. This resulted in the designers optimizing the fork section for salads, the spoon area for desserts and the knife part for cream teas.