Signature Collection: Picnic Flatware Fork, 1985
Tisdale gained acclaim for this flatware with its geometric outlines and rainbow colors, winning the Pantone Color Award in 1988. Color, in the form of metal salts, is deposited in the pores of the anodized metal by passing an electric current through the dye bath.
This object was
Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.
It is credited
Museum purchase from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.
Its dimensions are
L x W x D: 17.5 x 2.7 x 0.8 cm (6 7/8 x 1 1/16 x 5/16 in.)
It has the following markings
Engraved in script on the handle: "David Tisdale c. 1986"
Cite this object as
Signature Collection: Picnic Flatware Fork, 1985; USA; anodized aluminum; L x W x D: 17.5 x 2.7 x 0.8 cm (6 7/8 x 1 1/16 x 5/16 in.); Museum purchase from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1986-94-2
In addition to Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color, this object was previously on display as part of the exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.