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OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler and Paring Knife

A work made of stainless steel and synthetic rubber.

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  • A work made of stainless steel and synthetic rubber.

Date:

1989

Artist:

Smart Design (American, founded 1980)
Manufactured by OXO International (American, founded 1990)

About this artwork

These everyday kitchen tools demonstrate design’s potential to make routine tasks easier. Entrepreneur Sam Farber was inspired to make products for all types of hands based on a single pair: those of his wife Betsey, whose arthritis turned simple kitchen activities into daily challenges. Working with Smart Design, a New York–based creative studio, Farber founded OXO and developed the original 15-piece Good Grips collection after extensive research into functionality, ergonomics, and user feedback.

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Architecture and Design, Gallery 285

Artist

Smart Design (Designer)

Title

OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler and Paring Knife

Origin

United States

Date

Designed 1989

Medium

Stainless steel and synthetic rubber

Dimensions

28 × 12 × 2.5 cm (11 × 4 ¾ × 1 in.)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Reference Number

2018.242a-b

Extended information about this artwork

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