Spoon, part of flatware set for Air France Economy Class

about 1978
Designed by Raymond Loewy (American, born in France, 1893–1986), Manufactured by Compagnie d'Esthétique Industrielle (1952–1982)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall: 1 x 15.9 x 3.5 cm (3/8 x 6 1/4 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2007.430.3

Medium or Technique

Plastic, stainless steel

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Utensils

Brown molded plastic handle with flat long edges and rounded short edges and diagonal seam connected to a stainless steel rectangular neck following the same rectangular line, then widens and dips into a circular bowl-shaped spoon head.

Inscription

Molded into shaft of utensil, raised: "AIR FRANCE"; machine engraved into metal on neck: "DESIGN CEI / 01216 / VICO"

Provenance

Purchased by donor on eBay January/February 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Brett Angell

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.