Mid Century Modern piece stainless steel and rosewood(palisander) flatware set for 8 plus large serving fork and spoon- table settings consisting of 8 teaspoons, 8 tablespoons, 8 knives, 8 salad/dessert forks and 8 regular forks. The serving pieces measure 10.5" long. The spoon has a flattened edge. Made by Lauffer of Norway in Japan, these table settings were designed by Don Wallance, who was known for his mid-century modern industrial artistry. The Palisander flatware was designed in 1969 and features a satin polish stainless steel finish and handles made from Brazilian Rosewood. The spoons have a nice spherical bowl. The salad/dessert forks have 4 tines while the dinner fork has only three. The knife blade is wide shape which goes well with the narrow taper of the shaft going into the wooden handle. Wallance was very interested in the form and function of his pieces-he designed for both ergonomics and elegance and his pieces reflected the Swedish or Danish influences of the mid 1900's. This set is in very good condition. There is some spotting on some of the stainless steel from everyday wear and 3 handles which have a scuff on the wood. Some of the handles have lighter wood and/or a shinier finish. I do not believe that these can be washed in a dishwasher.
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