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Flatware, GS Army Flatware, Source Material, and Prototypes

This is a Flatware. It was designed by Constantin Boym, Laurene Leon Boym and Boym Partners and manufactured by Gourmet Settings.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Boym Partners as part of Beautiful Users.

It is dated 2007. Its medium is plastic, cardboard, foamcore, 3d-printed plastic, stamped metal, stainless steel.

The design for GS Army is inspired by cheap flatware purchased at an army surplus store. The designers were attracted to the simple, utilitarian pieces stamped out of thin metal. GS Army’s raised lip makes subtle reference to military mess kits while providing an elegant, tactile frame around the handle of each piece.

It is credited Courtesy of the designers.

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Traveling Set (France)
  • raised and cast silver, carved ebony, ivory and horn, cut and honed steel....
  • The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg.
  • 1985-103-281-a/j

Its dimensions are

All pieces: H x W: 22.5 x 3.2 cm (8 7/8 x 1 1/4 in.) or smaller. Package: H x W x D: 26.7 x 21.6 x 6.4 cm (10 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beautiful Users.

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