We were excited to launch our Kip&Co cutlery edit at the John Olsen lunch held at the beautiful Olsen Art Series Hotel pent house last week. We had the chance to sit down with an eclectic group of Australians from business and the arts including THREE generations of the Olsen family. John, who is one of Australia’s greatest living artists, was in town for the launch of his latest exhibition The You Beaut Country (NGV). The series is largely a collection of his Australian landscape works, a subject he is very passionate about. He reminded us at the lunch that “to be an Australian is to be an explorer” and that is so clear in all of his works, there is a real sense of adventure. We’ve all been fans of John’s work since we were kids so the chance to hear him speak, with such energy and flair (at the age of 88 mind you) was a serious highlight for us. We tried not to fan-girl too hard but we did manage to get this snap and can confirm he gave the cutlery a thumbs up! Thanks John! Our newest edition, Kip&Co cutlery has translucent coloured resin handles and solid brass heads - guaranteed these glittering gold and gem stone tones will be this summer’s dinner party essential. The collection includes 24 piece sets, individual pieces, cheese knives and salad servers and, as John said, make for a very beautiful landscape table!