Carina - a design that lasts

Timeless design 

Choose cutlery carefully and it will last for generations and give as much elegance and style to your dining table in 50 years as it does today. 

The significance of design 

Carina was designed by Odd Leikvoll in 1989. With round edges, the design appears soft and decorative, and is just as relevant today as when it was first produced. As a customer of the Hardanger brand you should be able to invest in quality – our task is to make cutlery that will follow you through various moments in life. Our designs must be so timeless and sustainable that they can last for several generations. 

Odd Leikvoll, founder of the Hardanger brand and the designer behind many of our most famous designs, was passionate about the connection between design and functionality. He liked to push boundaries and paved the way for new production methods that made it possible to produce cutlery that had not been seen before. Carina is a prime example of this, where an already known treatment method for steel was continued to cutlery production. The method is today known as “brushed steel”.  This gives the cutlery a matt textured finish. Maybe that was also why Odd quickly fell in love with matt cutlery? Ramona and Silje are related designs to Carina and came around the same time – all three are timeless and best-selling designs for the Hardanger brand. 

We in the Hardanger brand believe that emphasizing sustainability through timelessness is the most important thing we can do in the design process, both from a company perspective, but also in the face of the challenges we face due to today’s use-and-throw society. We have continued these values from Odd, who designed Carina to last. Old, classic production methods met new, matt and glossy designs balanced each other’s properties. And together with a rounded, decorative edge, Carina got that little extra. 

In a timeless design, size is significant – Carina should fit just as well with a breakfast plate as with a dinner plate. For many, Carina will therefore be experienced as small cutlery, but the truth is that it has been carefully considered and meets ideal conditions to suit breakfast as well as a party dinner. 

Carina cutlery set and serving set

One of our best-selling designs
Carina was well received in the Norwegian market, and quickly became a success. To this day, the design is one of our most popular designs and has been in Norwegian department stores for over 60 years. It is decorative and soft, and enriches any table setting. 

Maintenance of cutlery
All our designs contain 18% chromium and 10% nickel, which is stainless steel. This quality increases the durability of the cutlery and is there for you to be able to use it for all kinds of occasions. The Carina design can be washed in the dishwasher, but we still recommend rinsing the cutlery well in advance to avoid stains. If you want more information, you can read more about cutlery maintenance. 

Carina steak knives

Carina cutlery 

The Carina design has a rich selection where you can easily assemble accessories in similar designs. You can also easily supplement cutlery parts adapted to your own needs. In this series you get cutlery sets, steak knifescake set, dessert set and serving parts – in other words, absolutely everything you need for both small and large meals! Carina is a very popular design that can be used for both every day and parties. See the full range of the Carina design here. 

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Carina - a design that lasts