The Bold and Beautiful: New Black Flatware Sets

The Bold and Beautiful: New Black Flatware Sets

Apr 17, 2024Anita MacKenzie

Did you know that when you throw a successful dinner party, the unsung hero of the evening is often the flatware? Some would say that the food is the most important part of the evening with the overall ambiance coming in second. When you think about it, your choice of flatware set does play its part in creating the right atmosphere but, more importantly, the flatware is how your guests connect with the food.

In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to some of our new black flatware sets and show you the drama and sophistication that black artisanal flatware brings to your dinner table settings. Our high-quality handcrafted silverware collections are a great choice for casual dining and formal occasions and can be styled in various ways.

A look at black flatware

Far from being a newcomer to the table setting scene, black-finished silverware began rising in popularity with the minimalism movement and industrial-style décor. Minimalism, as we know it today, grew from the minimal art movement of the 1960s. What began in New York City’s art world is now a worldwide design philosophy with a focus on utility, simplicity, and elegance. With an emphasis on quality and durability, our black flatware includes unique artistic designs as well as styles that embrace simplicity and elegance.

Types of black finishes

Crafted from stainless steel, many manufacturers use a technology called physical vapor deposition (PVD) to coat the cutlery. Used for medical implants, PVD coating is a safe choice for flatware. Some manufacturers coat the entire piece of cutlery.

At INOX, our artisanal flatware is produced in small workshops, using age-old techniques. We that our stainless steel utensils have a sparkling, clean mirror-polished silver finish, so we add finishes to the handles only. To achieve the black finish, artisans use an electroplating process, similar to the method used in handcrafted jewelry making.

Black silverware is available with shiny or matte finishes. Our black-handled silverware has a “burnt black” matte finish.

New black flatware designs

We recently introduced burnt black handles as an option for three of our top artisanal flatware designs. Our latest black flatware collection will add an extra touch of elegance to your dining table settings.

Jason flatware features slightly tapered square handles, contrasted by mirror-polished utensils. Tapping into modern minimalism and industrial style trends, Jason in black effortlessly goes from everyday dining to hosting a gathering of friends or coworkers.


One of our flagship artisanal flatware designs, Celia features tapered round handles with distinctive flattened ends. Celia flatware is perfect for everyday use and brings an artistic, elegant touch to special occasions.

Our artisan-forged Ridge flatware features hand-hammered tapered handles that form a ridge in the middle. Available with nascent steel, antique copper, and now burnt black handles, Ridge rustic flatware makes everyday dining special.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this glance at our new black flatware collections. Handcrafted to last a lifetime, these artisanal flatware pieces will bring elegance to your dinner table settings and enhance your overall dining experience.


Can I wash my black flatware in the dishwasher?

While it is safe to place your silverware in the dishwasher, we recommend avoiding harsh or lemon-scented detergents as the acid can erode the finish.

If you plan to use your new flatware every day, then handwashing is the best way to keep them looking their best.

Can I pre-soak my black flatware in sudsy water?

Soaking your silverware for long periods can also cause damage. Since we use electroplating to give it its black finish, you should also avoid using wire brushes, or rough-sided sponges when washing the handles to prevent scratching.





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