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The first mention of forks is as a tool with two prongs for spearing fruit. The classic fork with four tines is first recorded in 17th Century France. Because knives and spoons were all the tools needed for eating for a long time, for centuries the fork was considered the tool of the devil or of witches. Today the table fork in particular, placed directly next to the porcelain plate, has advanced to the queen of the cutlery arrangement, used to eat the main course together with the table knife. Be it as the fashionable companion to an aromatic five-course dinner or as classic cutlery for a family lunch, the numerous table forks from Villeroy & Boch are a tasteful addition to any table.
The high quality of the Villeroy & Boch table forks is proved not only by their magnificent design. The weight of the forks is distributed evenly across the tines, shaft and handle, so that they lie balanced in the hand and impress with a pleasant lightness as you eat. The broader table forks with fine reliefs conjure striking elegance onto any dining table with the traditional design and charming lines. A splendid statement is also made by the partially gold-plated table forks in the Ella collection, whose subtle gold appliqués demonstrate their brilliant exclusivity. In contrast to the colourful Play! and S+ series, which shine out in 14 colours, the forks are much more conservative thanks to their straightforward design and purist shape.
All cutlery from Villeroy & Boch impresses with careful craftsmanship and high-quality materials. While forks were made from pure silver or iron for a long time, master craftsmen today choose stainless steel for both practical and aesthetic reasons. The material not only makes the cutlery shine, but also has many useful properties. The forks from Villeroy & Boch are resistant to the acids in food, rust-free and robust, making them suitable for cleaning in the dishwasher, too. With its plastic handles, the cutlery in the Play! collection is also dishwasher safe and thus designed for everyday use.
Be it scrambled eggs in the morning, a roast for lunch or a salmon fillet for dinner, the classic dining forks are sure to be used many times a day. The number of cutlery pieces you need depends on the number of people in the household. A 24-piece cutlery set from Villeroy & Boch, consisting of six table knives, table forks, dessert spoons and coffee spoons, is suitable for a two-person household. If you choose to buy a set, you do not need to purchase the forks separately. If you already have everything you need in your own kitchen, you can give the beautiful table forks from Villeroy & Boch in a cutlery set as a gift for a wedding or anniversary.