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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.




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


Smart Design (Designer)


OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler and Paring Knife


United States (Object designed in)

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Designed 1989


Stainless steel and synthetic rubber


28 × 12 × 2.5 cm (11 × 4 3/4 × 1 in.)

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Anonymous gift

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