Dinner Plate (USA), ca. 1985
This is a Dinner plate. It was design team member: Davin Stowell, Tucker Viemeister, John Lonczak, Annie Breckenfeld, Brent Markee, Linda Celantano and Tom Dair and manufactured by Copco and firm: Smart Design, Inc.. It is dated ca. 1985 and we acquired it in 1987. Its medium is melamine plastic. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
New York based product design firm Smart Design employed a team of designers to create a set of dinnerware for Copco, a house wares company originally founded in 1960 by Sam Farber, who also founded OXO Good Grips in 1989. The brightly colored Copco plates are made of melamine, a type of plastic that is very durable and comes in a variety of hues and patterns. Melamine is scratch-resistant, heat-resistant, dishwasher-safe, and can be manufactured inexpensively, keeping costs low. The customizable line can be mixed and matched, giving users the freedom to create a unique set.
This object was
Smart Design, Inc..
It is credited
Gift of Smart Design, Inc..
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Its dimensions are
H x Diam: 2.7 x 25.5 cm (1 1/16 x 10 1/16 in.)
It has the following markings
Molded underside within foot ring: "HEAT RESISTANT MELAMINE * DISHWASHER SAFE/ COPCO [R in circle]/2536-09 TAIWAN @1985/ 4 ." "Made in Taiwan for Copco." Molded underside within foot ring: "HEAT RESISTANT MELAMINE * DISHWASHER SAFE / COPCO [R within circle]/ 2536-09 TAIWAN & c1985/ 4 "
Cite this object as
Dinner Plate (USA), ca. 1985; Manufactured by Copco ; melamine plastic; H x Diam: 2.7 x 25.5 cm (1 1/16 x 10 1/16 in.); Gift of Smart Design, Inc.; 1987-14-1