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This and 3 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Kitchen Tools.

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  • We acquired this object.

1934

  • Work on this object began.

2016

2019

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Slotted Spoon, ca. 1934

This is a Slotted spoon. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss. It is dated ca. 1934. Its medium is chrome-plated steel, steel wire, painted wood. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

In 1934 industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss was hired by the Washburn Company to redesign its range of kitchen tools. His design drawing and the final results [04] show that objects sometimes regarded as banal could rise to a level of visual distinction. Using a vocabulary of pure, geometric shapes and bright colors Dreyfuss combined functionality and a modern aesthetic to reinvent a category of utilitarian gadgets for the home.

This object was donated by George R. Kravis II. It is credited Gift of George R. Kravis II.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 29.2 × 6.7 × 4.4 cm (11 1/2 × 2 5/8 × 1 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Slotted Spoon, ca. 1934; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–1972); chrome-plated steel, steel wire, painted wood; H x W x D: 29.2 × 6.7 × 4.4 cm (11 1/2 × 2 5/8 × 1 3/4 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2018-22-86

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