Lockhart waves hello to cutlery with new own-label line


Bunzl Lockhart Catering Equipment has launched a collection of cutlery which has been designed for a particular type of dining experience.

Created and distributed exclusively through the dealer’s business, Twentyeight features five new patterns produced from 18/10 stainless steel.

The collection includes Gamma which takes its inspiration from classic wave forms, and specifically the rounded shape of the sine wave (a mathematical curve that describes a smooth repetitive oscillation).

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In contrast, Delta is devoid of any unnecessary detailing, making it suitable for creating a simple, minimalist style of table presentation.

Based around a classic teardrop shape, Epsilon has smooth rounded curves in its handles, designed to sit in the palm of the hand for long periods of time.

Theta is the hybrid, merging both curves and flat surfaces in one design. The knife handle is turned through 90° from a traditional design, which allows it to curve down to a slim tapered neck.

The Omega collection takes as its inspiration the classic ‘Bead’ pattern from the 18th century, but with the original pearl detailing updated to cleaner, simpler lines to add a touch of modernism.

Pricing for a table knife from any of the five collections is £29.88 and for a case of 12 with the accompanying table fork it is £27.96.

Paul Nieduszynski, MD, Bunzl Lockhart Catering Equipment commented: “When we were researching the design concepts for Twentyeight, it was clear that we needed to deliver a collection which catered for the individual requirements of both caterers and operators who were looking for a premium cutlery range designed for a particular type of dining experience.

"Many different design concepts were considered and most were rejected, but those that were selected all share one common element, a specific design idea intended to enhance the overall dining experience for customers.”

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