Flatware, Colonial Ghost Flatware, Source Material, and Prototypes, 2007
Early in the design process, the pieces in Colonial Ghost were meant to hang from a rack. (The idea was inspired by flatware from Laurene Leon Boym’s childhood kitchen.) Although the Boyms later abandoned the rack for cost reasons, they retained the cutout shapes, treating each form as a “ghost” or outline of an archetypal American flatware style. The cutouts reduce the weight of the pieces and create interest for both hand and eye.
It is credited
Courtesy of the designers.
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Its dimensions are
All pieces: H x W: 24.1 x 2.5 cm (9 1/2 in. x 1 in.) or smaller.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beautiful Users.