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This and 4 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Electra Blue Flatware Set, 1986.

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Electra Blue Dinner Fork

This is a Dinner fork. It was designed by David Tisdale and produced by Sasaki. It is dated 1986 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is anodized aluminum. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Known for his jewelry and metalwork in anodized aluminum, designer Tisdale chose blue as one of the colors for his Electra flatware series of 1986 because it is a signature anodized color, and it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at that time.

This object was donated by Sasaki. It is credited Gift of Sasaki.

  • Salad Servers (USA)
  • plastic (injection molded polystyrene).
  • Gift of Smart Design, Inc..
  • 1987-14-18-a,b
  • Tools (Zeug) Flatware
  • stainless steel.
  • Museum purchase from Walter R. Scholz Memorial Fund.
  • 1998-12-1/4

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Electra Blue Dinner Fork; Designed by David Tisdale (American, b. 1956); Produced by Sasaki (Japan); Japan; anodized aluminum; Gift of Sasaki; 1988-48-8

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.

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