Tableware for KLM's World Business Class (2 sets)

A work made of variable media.

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Date:

2011

Artist:

Marcel Wanders
Dutch, born 1963

Manufactured by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Dutch, founded 1919)

About this artwork

Marcel Wanders’s tableware for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines includes utilitarian but luxurious pieces that were designed to reduce the load of the aircraft and streamline the work of the flight crew, thus resulting in lower carbon dioxide emissions and more efficient service. Most important, however, was to maintain a superior quality so that diners felt like honored guests, rather than routine passengers. Whimsical details on the fabric tray liners and flatware handles are reminiscent of traditional Dutch lace, imparting a sense of elegance and tradition to the dining experience. Most items are made of traditional materials such as crystal, porcelain, and glass, with the exception of the plastic salad bowl.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Marcel Wanders

Title

Tableware for KLM's World Business Class (2 sets)

Date

2011

Medium

Variable media

Dimensions

Variable dimensions

Credit Line

Gift of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Reference Number

2011.762

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