COLBRELLI IVANO

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For 30 years, assemblers third parties cutlery

This company was founded in 1988 in a village in Vallesabbia, exactly Vestone in the province of Brescia.

It's a small company that deals with passion and enthusiasm for assembling household and furniture items. It has focused its development in the assembly of cutlery made ​​up of high quality plastic materials, ceramics, wood and steel.

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The history of cutlery

Cutlery always accompanies one of the most beloved and celebrated men’s rites: the meal. A nice service makes inviting every dish, decorates and customizes the table. We want to give you a little information of the history of these noble tools.

The knife, for example, is the oldest. Already in the Bronze Age it had the classic form that still retains. Well known in ancient Greece, forged in iron or bronze and with a decorated handle, the knife was used both in the kitchen and for hunting. The Roman used it mainly for sacrificial rites. In the Middle Ages food was served already in pieces and eaten with hands; the knife, more than a piece of cutlery, was an elegant weapon to be worn hanging from his belt. The production of knives, aesthetically ever more precious and elegant, was very common in Spain and France, but ItaIy hold the record until the Renaissance period. In the age of the Baroque cutlery know full expansion in the decoration of handle, which in 1700 will be manufactured in the finest materials, such as porcelain and pearl coming to modern times with more linear and essential design.

The first rudimentary spoon was perhaps the shell from which it took its name. For many years spoon was made ​​of wood, then, in the Middle Ages was enriched with precious materials; handles are made ​​of ivory and crystal, covered with glaze and gems. Between 1500 and 1600, handle is extended, perhaps to prevent the guests from getting their bulky clothing dirty. When coffee and tea were introduced, spoon took new features and new forms, such as teaspoon and sugar tongs. Concavity becomes deeper and the shape of the handle similar to that of today. The new "rules" of the table require that cutlery is no longer grab with the fist but with the thumb, index and middle finger. In 1700, this ancient piece of cutlery know his more elegant time: handles are made of ceramic or porcelain. In the nineteenth century spoons for dessert and for the soft-boiled egg appeared finely worked.

Since 1500 the use of hands was considered barbaric and a sign of disrespect, however fork already existed in Roman times, but rarely used: the etiquette required the use of hands. First spread in southern Italy and then in the rest of the country, it was used only for fruit. Following this piece of cutlery assumed a connotation of originality; in Florence, during Medici’s period, they preferred to keep fork between the jewelry rather than using it at meals. From 1500 onwards, while in Italy it became commonly used, in the rest of Europe, as luxurious object, does not receive even a well-deserved success. In the Seventeenth century, in countries with regime particularly austere, the fork was even banned from the tables: too useless. Louis XVI considered fork an exaggerated refinement. Only in the 1700 this will become of usual usage and will cease to be regarded as "frivolous."