Acrylic Handles - Slabs of raw Italian material are first cut into long strips, and artisans shave the material to obtain smoothness and shine. The strips are then cut and carved into the handle's shape. Next, the handles are sanded and the pieces are rolled in a mixing machine with pumice, plaster, and water to create a shined handle. Afterwards, the handles are polished by rolling in a tumbler with small beads for 24 hours before they are then assembled.
VIETRI flatware is made of the highest quality 18/10 stainless steel. Stainless steel is not stain proof. Ingredients found in tea, coffee, salad dressing, vinegar, and salt can cause discoloration. Pitting or spotting is usually caused by hard water or salty foods. Our flatware is dishwasher safe unless otherwise noted. We recommend using the low energy/dry cycle with the handles placed up in the basket. Use a lemon-free, mild, and non-abrasive detergent that does not contain chlorine, alcohol, or perfume. Overly hot dishwashers may tarnish the necks of flatware. Dry flatware with a soft towel immediately after washing to prevent mineral or stain buildup and streaking. Do not leave acrylic handled flatware in the sun for a long period of time.
Lombardy is one of the northernmost regions of Italy. Home to Milan and one of the most prosperous areas of the country, it is known for being on the cutting edge of design. Its history can be traced back to the 2nd millennium BC, and ceramic artifacts from this time exist today.
VIETRI searched for years to find a superior Italian flatware and kitchen accessories manufacturer. It was the beautiful metalwork and sleek, clean designs of Bugatti that won our hearts. Clemente Bugatti, a modern and warm Italian man, is part of the sixth generation of his family’s business. In his province of Brescia, metalworking dates back to 27 A.D. Original production at the Bugatti factory was all handmade, but innovations quickly followed and complex machinery is now involved in the process. Bugatti blends high technology with Italian taste for beautiful form and details, and the company creates products that marry function and art.