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Object ID #18623369

This is a Cutlery and holder. It was designed by George Schmidt and manufactured by George Schmidt, Inc. and distributed by IDG. It is dated ca. 1986 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is plastic (co-extruded crystal styrene and high-impact styrene). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by George Schmidt, Inc.. It is credited Gift of George Schmidt, Inc..

  • Object ID #18623353
  • plastic (co-extruded crystal styrene and high-impact styrene).
  • 1988-1-3-a/e

Its dimensions are

L x W x D (a): 18.5 x 4.3 x 1.2 cm (7 5/16 x 1 11/16 x 1/2 in.) L x W x D (b): 19 x 2.9 x 1.8 cm (7 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 11/16 in.) L x W x D (c): 19.2 x 1.8 x 0.7 cm (7 9/16 x 11/16 x 1/4 in.) L x W x D (d): 18.2 x 3.8 x 1.1 cm (7 3/16 x 1 1/2 x 7/16 in.) L x W x D (e): 6 x 3 x 1 cm (2 3/8 x 1 3/16 x 3/8 in.)

It has the following markings

"Copyright 1986"

Cite this object as

Object ID #18623369; Designed by George Schmidt (American, b. 1940); USA; plastic (co-extruded crystal styrene and high-impact styrene); L x W x D (a): 18.5 x 4.3 x 1.2 cm (7 5/16 x 1 11/16 x 1/2 in.) L x W x D (b): 19 x 2.9 x 1.8 cm (7 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 11/16 in.) L x W x D (c): 19.2 x 1.8 x 0.7 cm (7 9/16 x 11/16 x 1/4 in.) L x W x D (d): 18.2 x 3.8 x 1.1 cm (7 3/16 x 1 1/2 x 7/16 in.) L x W x D (e): 6 x 3 x 1 cm (2 3/8 x 1 3/16 x 3/8 in.); Gift of George Schmidt, Inc.; 1988-1-4-a/e

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.

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