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About This Artwork
Dinner Fork, 2007
Sterling silver© Greg Lynn FORM.
2.5 x 3.25 x 19 cm
Celia and David Hilliard Fund; restricted gift of the Architecture & Design Society, 2007.646.3
Architecture and Design
Not on Display
Greg Lynn’s prototype flatware is a brilliant reinterpretation of the figurative tradition found in the design of tableware. Produced with a three-dimensional digital printing method that employs liquid metal, each piece was created by layering liquid forms on top of one another. The cutlery was conceived as a system of stem, leaf, and flower that forms a single setting. Formally, the flatware reflects Lynn’s ongoing interest in Art Nouveau and the craft-laden designs of the architect Victor Horta. Each piece is figuratively articulated and differentiated from the others to reflect its inherent function. Collectively, the flatware presents itself as a selection of unique flowers.
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