t has a totally flat body with a uniform thickness. The whole length is longer at 29.5 cm than ordinary serving forks at 22 cm (approx.).
The head has a unique shape like a Landolt C. The handle is straight with a uniform width, giving a stylish impression.
Tsubame Shinko Industrial Co Ltd was founded in 1919 in Tsubame City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Many of their products are prize-winning, such as iF design award and Good design awards.
"TAKENOBU IGARASHI (JAPANESE, B. 1944) Takenobu Igarashi graduated from Tama Art University in 1968, and completed postgraduate studies at California University in 1969. Igarashi attained international acclaim as a graphic designer in the mid-1970s through his architectural alphabets. His work subsequently evolved into three-dimensions, with alphabet sculptures and a variety of product designs. For the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Igarashi produced a series of graphic and product design goods, incorporating his architectural alphabets. In 1994, he ended his career as a designer and became a sculptor. He has since produced various sculptures and reliefs for public spaces all over Japan." - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum