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Fork - Ergo

Ergo

  • Object:

    Fork

  • Place of origin:

    Sweden (designed and made)

  • Date:

    1979 (designed and made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sigurd Persson, born 1914 - died 2003 (designer)
    SIKAB (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stainless steel, stamped and polished.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sigurd Persson

  • Museum number:

    M.27A-1989

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Sigurd Persson (1914–2003) was a Swedish silversmith, sculptor, and professor, who is considered one of the most significant Swedish designers of the 20th century. Growing up in a goldsmith's family, Persson founded his own studio in Stockholm in 1942, and during his long career he designed objects in various materials such as silver, iron, brass, glass and plastic. Besides numerous households in Scandinavia and elsewhere, Persson’s designs can be found in the collections of many museums, including New York’s MoMA, the Musée des Arts Décoratif in Paris as well as the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Physical description

The handle is a strip of metal with straight sides and a rounded end which curves upwards. The opposite end curves downwards into the bowl which has rounded shoulders, straight sides and curves upward terminating in four triangular prongs.

Place of Origin

Sweden (designed and made)

Date

1979 (designed and made)

Artist/maker

Sigurd Persson, born 1914 - died 2003 (designer)
SIKAB (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Stainless steel, stamped and polished.

Marks and inscriptions

SIKAB 18/8 Design Sigurd Persson
Stamped along the back of the handle.

Dimensions

Length: 18.7 cm, Width: 2.5 cm maximum

Descriptive line

Fork, (part of a cutlery service), stainless steel, manufactured by SIKAB, Sweden, designed by Sigurd Persson 1979.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Sigurd Persson Design, Stockholm, 1984. ill. ISBN. 91-970306-3-5

Materials

Stainless steel

Techniques

Stamping (forming); Polishing

Categories

Eating; Metalwork; Tableware & cutlery

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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