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2012

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2014

2021

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Cut-out, Design for Knife

This is a Cut-out. It was designed by Eva Zeisel and design team member: Olivia Barry. It is dated 2012 and we acquired it in 2014. Its medium is yellow construction paper; verso: graphite; folded and cut. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Throughout her career, Eva Zeisel employed cut paper in her design process. These cutouts enabled her to refine and emphasize the curving silhouettes that are the hallmark of her work. Her Eva flatware, created for the retailer Crate & Barrel, is among her last designs. Zeisel’s design assistant, Olivia Barry, produced these cut-paper designs with Zeisel’s guidance.

This object was donated by Estate of Eva Zeisel. It is credited Gift of the Estate of Eva Zeisel.

Its dimensions are

22.2 x 2.6 cm (8 3/4 in. x 1 in.)

Cite this object as

Cut-out, Design for Knife; Designed by Eva Zeisel (American, b. Hungary, 1906–2011); USA; yellow construction paper; verso: graphite; folded and cut; 22.2 x 2.6 cm (8 3/4 in. x 1 in.); Gift of the Estate of Eva Zeisel; 2014-8-44

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beautiful Users.

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