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ABSINTHE SPOON - DEVIL SPOON


Design / Prototype 

Year: 2001


There are many myths and legends, both true and wild, associated with absinthe. There is talk of its ability to rob people of their sanity or its ability to conjure pleasing visions for the drinker. Artists like Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway and Oscar Wilde surrendered themselves to the excessive intoxication of the green fairy and probably also owed a portion of their creativity to the cult drink.

The idea for this spoon occurred during a journey to Prague through various absinthe bars, at a time when the spirit was not available in Germany. Absinthe contains wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), star anise, fennel and other herbs, which give it its characteristic emerald green colouring. Due to the neurotoxin Thujone, contained in wormwood in high concentrations, absinthe was classified as a psychoactive drug and banned by law in almost all European countries at the beginning of the 20th century. In a milder form the drink experienced its renaissance in 2001, which was when the Devil Spoon was created.


IMPRESSIONS / MAKING-OF


ABSINTHE EVENING