The essential items next to the plate
Our range includes everything you could possibly need at the table – from simple sets with a knife, fork and spoon to comprehensive cutlery sets for 12 people. Many collections also include special cutlery and accessories, such as cake slices and knife rests, in matching designs. We have even thought of special delicacies. When you serve snails with white wine from Alsace, Villeroy&Boch’s special cutlery ensures that you and your guests have everything you need to prevent snail shells escaping from your plates. However exclusive they look, all the sets are perfect for everyday use. The robust stainless steel is dishwasher-safe, rust-proof and resistant to food acids.
The entire table in harmony
Regardless of whether it is in its natural colour, silver-plated or partially gold-plated, a stainless steel cutlery set always complements the porcelain tableware in the Villeroy&Boch collections. For instance, a silver-plated cutlery range with delicate reliefs perfectly showcases the softly shimmering Premium Bone Porcelain. The shine of partially gold-plated handles, repeated in the gold applications on the tableware, also adds festive flair to the look of a table. Even splashes of colour, which stand out next to white porcelain or emphasise the fine décors even more, can be added to certain cutlery sets. Always listen to your own taste when choosing a set – the sophisticated designs mean that it is almost impossible to make a style faux pas.
Real beauty is when the numbers match up
Just like with our porcelain and crystal items, we always use premium materials when producing cutlery sets. The number 18/10 that you will find on most of our sets reveals a very high-quality alloy of 18% chromium and 10% nickel. This ensures that the stainless steel used for the forks and spoons is tasteless and easy to clean in the dishwasher. The stainless steel knife blades contain no nickel. In some collections, Villeroy&Boch has chosen naturally-grained fine wood handles for the steak knives. Gentle cleaning by hand is recommended to ensure that these sets retain their special look for longer.
A truly symbolic gift
Alongside many other presents, a beautiful stainless steel cutlery set has long been a popular wedding gift. It is the perfect choice – not only because a cutlery canteen is a useful household item at the start of a marriage, but also because it symbolises the tools the couple will need to face the little challenges of everyday life. Just like a single person's tableware that is traditionally smashed on the eve of their wedding and then replaced with a matching set, the knives, forks and spoons need to match each other just as well as the bride and groom do. A cutlery set can also be a loving and valuable gift for children moving into their own flat for the first time, representing the first step towards a new, well-kept home – at least when it comes to the table.