drinking / eating
Nuova Espresso Paddles
WMF Platz, Geislingen an der Steige, Germany
Discontinued Products
  • cromargan® 18/10 stainless steel
  • W1.6cm D0.3cm H10.3cm
the product:
Six set of Nuova espresso paddles from WMF.
The Nuova collection of espresso paddles are designed in Germany.
They are designed by Jutta Keil and look neither spoons nor spatulas, with a gently concave flap. The overall design is round and has a gentle feel to the touch. As the name suggests, the paddle effectively stirs your espresso with just a few back and forth movements.

In addition to espresso, the paddle is the perfect size for taking condiments and seasonings such as yuzu pepper in small jars. The handle is not too long, and the paddle itself is lightweight, so you can leave it in the jar without worrying the handle will tip the jar over.
The paddle part does not have a recess in it like a typical spoon, making it difficult to take out condiments and other ingredients.As it is a set of six, it is convenient for using multiple condiments or for table setting.

The beautiful glossy paddles are made with a unique technology called Cromargan®, patented in 1932.
As the name comes from the two words, rust-resistant chrome (Crom) and silver-like shine (Argan), the Cromargan finish is highly abrasion-resistant and scratch-resistant, thus retain their glossy shine longer. They are also acid-resistant and dishwasher-safe. Perfect for both daily use and special occasions as they are practical and easy to clean.
the maker:
Daniel Straub founded the company in 1853.
Later, he founded Straub & Schweizer together with the Schweizer brothers, the metalworking masters.
The company produced silver-plated tableware and cookware, and won a prize at the London Exposition in 1962. In 1880, Straub & Schweizer merged with the metalware company Ritter & Co. to form Württem bergische Metallwarenfabrik (Württemberg Metalware Factory), now WMF.
WMF started producing cutlery and sold a number of Art Nouveau, curved and asymmetrical designs in addition to its standard designs.
Later, WMF introduced colorful glassware and metalware, that were simple, functional, yet highly artistic and gained a reputation as a manufacturer of fine arts and crafts.

From around 1950, the company was strongly influenced by the Bauhaus movement, which emphasized the beauty of form born of function. Among these, the butter case and salt & pepperware created by Wilhelm Wagenfeld, a leading German industrial designer, are still popular as WMF's standard products today.

In recent years, WMF has collaborated with designers and architects from around the world, including Matteo Thun, Ole Palsby, Makio Hasuike, Zaha Hadid, and Ron Arad.
The company has won 588 design awards through 2017 for its German-style simplicity and functional beauty of design.

In addition to design, the company also pays close attention to materials and functions, developing unique technologies in-house in Germany, such as "Cromargan," which is resistant to rust and retains its beautiful shine like silver, as well as "Fusiontec,” which uses mineral and far infrared rays to bring out flavor of the cooking ingredients, pressure cooker and more.
WMF's traditional German quality and spirit of craftsmanship are still in the company today.