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Don Wallace "Magnum" Flatware Service for Twelve (60 pieces)

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Vintage five-piece service for twelve of Don Wallance's "Magnum" flatware in 18/8 stainless steel. Sixty pieces total, produced in Japan for the H.E. Lauffer Company, c. 1980. Each service consists of a dinner fork, salad fork, soup spoon, tea spoon, and knife. Wallance (1909-1990) was an American industrial designer, furniture designer, metalworker, and design educator. He studied at the Design Laboratory School in New York City from 1936-40, participated in MoMA's International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design in 1948, and wrote "Shaping America's Products" in 1956. His ergonomic and well-crafted stainless steel flatware designs for Lauffer--some fifteen in all--helped the material gain cachet in mid-century American dining rooms. "Magnum" was introduced in 1968 and was deemed by Wallance to be "a fusion of the best qualities of [my] previous designs." Marked Lauffer 18/8 Japan. Measurements are of the dinner fork.
  • Creator:
    Don Wallance (Designer),Lauffer (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 0.75 in (1.91 cm)Width: 7.75 in (19.69 cm)Depth: 1 in (2.54 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 60
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
    1980-1989
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1980
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Good overall condition with only superficial scratches throughout consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU828540501232

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