Carl Pott got the idea for this design while sitting under a chestnut tree and watching a leaf fall. The organic shape became the inspiration for the spoon, and the other flatware pieces were derived from it. The double-edged knife has less to do with nature and more with actual usage. The serration on the backside of the knife is ideal for carving into a piece of meat, while the other side is perfect for actual slicing. As the flatware of the 1972 Munich Olympics, the design became world famous.
11. Triennale Milano, Diploma d’Argento; Exposition universelle Bruxelles, Etoile d’Or; Sacramento Fair, Gold Medal; Expo 67, Montreal; Ausgewählt für die Einrichtung der Olympiade 1972 in München; Bundespreis Gute Form; Industrial Design, Deutscher Werkbund; Osaka, Goldmedaille; Wels, Goldmedaille; Form 83; Design Center Stuttgart, Formbeständig; Busse Long Life Design