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Toast Rack
Date Made/Found: circa 1960
Manufacturer: Viners Ltd , 1907 - 1982
Designer: Gerald Benney , 1930 - 2008
Material and Medium: stainless steel and Cardboard
Dimensions: Overall (Toast Rack (a): 46 x 173 x 79mm (1 13/16 x 6 13/16 x 3 1/8in.) Overall (Box (b): 62 x 210 x 100mm (2 7/16 x 8 1/4 x 3 15/16in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: 2012.128
This stainless steel toast rack was made by Viners of Sheffield in the 'Chelsea' pattern in the 1960's. 'Chelsea' was a huge range of cutlery and tableware designed by Gerald Benney who was appointed by Viners as a designer from 1957 to 1969. Gerald Benney CBE was born in Hull in 1930. He studied at Brighton Art College and then at the Royal College of Art in London and established his first workshop in London in 1955. Between 1957 and 1969 he worked as a consultant for Viners, producing cutting edge designs for domestic objects in pewter, silver and stainless steel.
Display Location: Millennium Gallery

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