We realize that this economic climate doesn't leave room for most people to splurge on a set of salad servers, but when we stumbled across the selection of sculptural utensils at online shop Horne, we felt the desire to share these beautiful photos. Many of these weighty, tactile pieces are handcrafted and, although they fall within the category of luxury goods, we think they could also fall into the realm of functional art. Just looking at the photos made us appreciate the simple shape of a spoon or fork...
Handmade in Kenya: Long & Oval Wood Spoon by Kirsten Hecktermann, $22
From Denmark: Mother of Pearl Teaspoon Set by Tine K Home, $65
Handmade in Kenya: Large Bone Spoon by Kirsten Hecktermann, $28
From Italy: Morode Servers by Covo, $65
Designed in San Francisco with Teak from Thailand: Teakwood Salad Servers by Bahari, $31
Handmade in Kenya: Long & Round Wood Spoon by Kirsten Hecktermann, $22
From England: Bone China Spoon Set by Caroline Swift, $74