Viners cutlery remains one of the most popular cutlery brands in Britain today, but what is it about their cutlery that makes it so popular?
The Viners brand originated in England and was founded by Adolphe Viner in 1901. Mr Viners family were German and emigrated to England before setting up their small business in Sheffield. Together with his sons, who also became silversmiths, they started producing silver items including cutlery and tableware, working in little workshops. The company expanded significantly when one of the sons Ruben Viner started to take control and set up a modern factory in the 1960s.
The company then started to import cutlery to finish and found this to be a far cheaper option. However, unfortunately the company was already facing problems and their loans were the reason they went bust in 1985. Nowadays the company has a new lease of life in the form of global giant of the cutlery world, Oneida. Oneida are a US brand who bought the brand Viners and continue producing high quality silverware.
Viners cutlery and Viners cutlery sets are renowned to be some of the most popular fine cutlery available on the market. The most popular designs include Bead, Dubarry and Harley cutlery designs, which are the most classic. With simple shapes and a fine finish, these 18/10 stainless steel pieces if properly cared for, will last a lifetime. These ranges are also available in a silver plated version especially suited to dinner parties and special occasions.
Viners also have more contemporary ranges such as the Darcy and Eden designs. These do not follow classic shapes for cutlery but instead bring a whole new look to the table. These pieces include asymmetrical designs and a mirrored finish to suit the more modern dining table. Distinction is the name of the newest range from Viners, which includes both the Arabesque and Verve designs. The Arabesque design features rounded edges and smooth finish making them look very elegant. The Verve design on the other hand is all about the angled edges with a much more square look.
These beautiful cutlery sets are perfectly suited to compliment any dining table whether it be for a special occasion or everyday use. With such a wide variety of designs available, there is a set to suit every home. They also make the perfect present for an anniversary or for use as wedding cutlery.