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1977

  • Work on this object began.

1989

  • We acquired this object.

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Plack Picnic Tray

This is a Picnic tray. It was designed by Jean-Pierre Vitrac and produced by Diam. It is dated 1977 and we acquired it in 1989. Its medium is molded plastic (polystyrene). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Vitrac Design. It is credited Gift of Vitrac Design.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 7.6 × 27.8 × 20.5 cm (3 in. × 10 15/16 in. × 8 1/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Molded on underside of plate: ALPHAPLAC made in france [sic]-modèle déposé-design j.p. vitra [sic]. DI/AM

Cite this object as

Plack Picnic Tray; Designed by Jean-Pierre Vitrac (b. 1944); France; molded plastic (polystyrene); H x W x D: 7.6 × 27.8 × 20.5 cm (3 in. × 10 15/16 in. × 8 1/16 in.); Gift of Vitrac Design; 1989-42-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.

The Conservation department has taken one photo of this object.

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