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Design drawing for a melon scoop

Design
1991 (made), about 1994 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

In the 1990s many Italian designers were preoccupied with designing kitchen and table wares. These included such items as coffee pots, oil drizzlers and salt and pepper sets. Pino Spagnolo has specialised in designing such wares. This melon scoop is typical of the Italian interest in using plastics for tableware at this time. They were usually brightly coloured, though neatly designed. In their bright colours they show the influence of postmodernism.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pencil, body colour, collage, metallic pigment, felt-tip pen and airbrush on foam board
Brief Description
Design presentation for a melon scoop by Pino Spagnolo, about 1991
Physical Description
Depiction of a melon scoop, slightly larger than scale of model (by 5mm)
Dimensions
  • Height: 35.3cm
  • Width: 25cm
Production typeDesign
Credit line
Given by the designers
Production
Reason For Production: Commission
Subject depicted
Summary
In the 1990s many Italian designers were preoccupied with designing kitchen and table wares. These included such items as coffee pots, oil drizzlers and salt and pepper sets. Pino Spagnolo has specialised in designing such wares. This melon scoop is typical of the Italian interest in using plastics for tableware at this time. They were usually brightly coloured, though neatly designed. In their bright colours they show the influence of postmodernism.
Associated Object
E.707-1997 (Model)
Collection
Accession Number
E.706-1997

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record createdJanuary 28, 2004
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