Drawing, Designs for Flatware, including Axis, 1989–90
Graphite, ballpoint pen and red, black ink on paper.
Gift of Gerald Gulotta. 2009-16-16.
- Designed by Gerald Gulotta (American, b. 1921)
What is this?
Design of flatware: forks and knives.
Why is this in our collection?
In this preparatory drawing, filled with a variety of sketches, the industrial designer Gerald Gulotta explores the idea of twisting a knife’s blade and handle and also explores the concept with several designs for forks. Gulotta became an established freelance designer of ceramics, glassware, and cutlery during the 1960s and 70s. His sleek, slender, and elegant tabletop designs look as contemporary today as they did at the height of his career. At the time of proposed acquisition, the museum hold sheets of Gulotta’s designs for ceramics, glassware, and silver, many of which relate to three-dimensional objects in the museum’s collection. While the museum holds examples of Gulotta flatware patterns... more