an everyday utilitarian object, the swiss army knife . . .

some of my own exploration of an everyday utilitarian object, namely the swiss army knife in basel switzerland (hochschule für kunst & gestaltung) came full circle a few years later, when i worked with nick weinberg in boston (at wentworth institute of technology, the industrial design program) on a directed studies project to design a pocket knife. the top two images are of nick’s final knife, a working pre-production prototype . . .

pocket knife, nick weinberg/witpocket knife image, nick weinberg/wit

the next four images are from an exhibit i design about swiss army knives. it was the primary project of my thesis on everyday utilitarian objects. the first image was taken, april 1991, in the aula of the design school in basel, switzerland . . .

swiss army knife exhibit, basel switzerlanddancing swiss army knives & exhibit, basel switzerlandswiss army knife, soldier's versionswiss army knife in production 1991

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posted 18 August 2008

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