Ward Bennett's approach to designing

This drawing, by American designer Ward Bennett, shows the designer's mind at work for objects in a variety of media during the initial stages of creation. Here, Bennett has conceived an ambitious range of objects including cookware, kitchen utensils, and glassware.
Ward Bennett, design process, drawing, utensils, glassware, cookware


"Yay! Yay! PICNIC! PICNIC! PICNIC!" was my immediate reaction. This was before learning that the name of this piece is Picnic Flatware! 
picnic, flatware, john hejduk, david tisdale, 1980s, utensils, housewares

Initial Concepts: Don Wallance Archive

Don Wallance, an industrial designer known for his stainless steel tableware, was keenly interested in how hands work and how people use utensils. His exploration of ergonomics and everyday elegance is the focus of this exhibition of selections from the Museum's recently-acquired Don Wallance archive. This archive is the most complete collection of Wallance's work, and its drawings, prototypes, molds, and finished pieces are on display.
Don Wallance, archives, Industrial Design, 20th century, tableware, utensils, ergonomics, dining, exhibitions

Tools for the Table: Designs for Dining

French, British, and American porcelain, earthenware, silver, silver-plate, glass, and plastic tableware from the early 18th century to the modern day are on display. The exhibition shows how utensils and dining customs have changed over the centuries.
utensils, dining, customs, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349767

Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500–2005

A journey through the evolution of Western dining from the Renaissance to the present, Feeding Desire features objects from Cooper-Hewitt's world-class collections. The exhibition will address the development of utensil forms, innovations in production and materials, etiquette, and flatware as social commentary.
Feeding Desire, Tools of the Table, exhibitions, utensils, etiquette, permanent collection, ch:exhibition=35350871