Spoonless is a small series of smart containers that create a warm atmosphere in your kitchen. Simply remove the cork lid from the small spout and pour without using a spoon.
Hauke Murken and Sven Hansen love simple and easy-to-use products. They work with abstractions and reduction while still aiming for a maximum of function, smartness and beauty. The Spoonless series is a great example of how that theory works in real life.
The idea came in the kitchen in their Berlin studio as one of them was adding tea leaves to a tea egg using a spoon. They instantly got the feeling that this was one step too much and felt like putting the spoon away and simply pouring the tea leaves directly. Spoonless was born.
The designers say, ”We wanted to create some containers that feel and look like helping friends, keeping your best rice, providing your favorite morning cereal, or offering tasty brown sugar for the relaxing coffee break.”
The design office Murken Hansen was founded in 1999 in Berlin by Hauke Murken and Sven Hansen. Our clients are: Casala, Cor, KFF, Koziol, Mawa Design, Menu, Modulor, Moormann, Philippi, Pieperconcept, Qdo Denmark, Radius Design, Rigtig, Stelton, Silit and WMF
Murken Hansen won several design awards: Design Plus, Bosch Work Art, Design Preis Schweiz, IF Hannover, Designzentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, Deutscher Designer Club, FORM, Interior Innovation Award, Good Design Award Japan. The folding table “Last Minute” created for Nils Holger Moormann is part of the collection of museums: Neue Sammlung München, Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin and Cooper Hewitt Museum New York.
We did lectures for different universities : UDK Berlin, Burg Giebichenstein Halle, Hochschule Dessau, Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Bahcesehir University Istanbul
We like: clarity, simplicity, intelligence, traditions, idea ping-pong, german functionalism, working on ideas for a long time, knowledge that is not hardened to certainty, people that make things happen.
We think people should own less but better things and so we try to create products with an outstanding usability and top quality. Many of our products are long selling items because we avoid to follow trends. So our products are staying up to date for many years. This is our contribution to sustainability.