The rise of the “Silver Stirrer”

22 Nov

Few months ago I had the crazy idea to create something that I absolutely could not find here in Italy: a Japanese bar spoon, you know, one of those oversize fancy bar spoons that mixology masters like Jamie Boudreau or Simone Caporale use. I felt like I was missing something in my bar without one of these long beautiful stirrer and unfortunately it’s too difficult to find a quality one here in Italy, let alone a sterling silver one, so I decided to talk to my dad, Tiziano Bellomi. He is not only a visual artist but also a goldsmith, creating gold or silver jewelry. It took a while but I managed eventually to talk him into designing a 45 cm silver Japanese bar spoon for me and after few months of modeling ans sketching, I have today the utmost pleasure to present my new bar spoon!!!

Here’s few specs as well: 45 cm long, 90 grams of silver, absolutely handmade, hammered for maximum strength.
After trying it with ice in a mixing glass and realizing it was balanced to perfection, we decided to start a little business with this. We are not sure about the price yet, firstly because there is no other object like this around, second because this is definitely a collector’s item. Each piece will be numbered and will show the initials of the customer on the back of the plate and of course it will come with its modular box made of recycled wood.
The spoon will be available for sale on Flairshop in the coming weeks.
This should be a must-have for every professional bartender, but the sheer beauty of the object makes it perfect also for home bars and anyone who sees bar tools as a guilty pleasure.

detail of the spoon plate: each surface is hand hammered to create better light reflection.

We decided to go for a two pointed fork instead of the classic trident.

Anyone who might be interested in this item please leave a reply, even just to give me some feedback on the idea or to drop a suggestion or two. Make sure you visit my dad’s page as well, if you are into arts you’ll love it


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