Prototype Fork, Knife And Spoon
This is a Prototype fork, knife and spoon. It was designed by Severin Jonassen. It is dated 1933–1935 and we acquired it in 2012. Its medium is aluminum, wood. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
As seen in Jonassen’s drawing  and prototypes, this flatware design married the functionality of traditional cutlery with Russel Wright’s aesthetic of curved organic forms that embraced a modern sensibility for household items. While the set did not go into production, the prototypes include wood handles to support the geometry of the aluminum parts, showing how the objects would fit easily within Wright’s universe of objects.
It is credited
Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.
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Its dimensions are
L x W x D (fork): 19.1 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm (7 1/2 in. x 1 in. x 1/2 in.) L x W x H (knife): 23.5 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm (9 1/4 in. x 1 in. x 5/8 in.) L x W x H (spoon): 15.9 x 3.5 x 1.9 cm (6 1/4 x 1 3/8 x 3/4 in.)
It has the following markings
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.