A set of vintage International sterling flatware in the pattern Vision designed by Ronald Hayes Pearson patented in 1961. This discontinued pattern features clean, Modernisn inspired lines and is featured in the book "Modernism in American Silver". All pieces are very innovative with handles turned 90 degrees.Jewel Stern's book'Modernism in American Silver, 20th century design' notes that the name of the pattern is an allusion to both designer and maker as visionaries and trendsetters. " Vision, was introduced in 1961 in a double-page advertisement in which it was romanticized as having been shaped "proud and pure" into new forms for a'skyward age, " and the designer lauded as the "laureate" of recent design competitions. Of note was the name of the pattern, an allusion to both designer and maker as visionaries and trendsetters.
This theme was reflected in International's innovative 1962 advertising campaign, "Two things to own, " a pairing of residences in various architectural styles with a compatible International sterling pattern. For "Two things to own in Extreme Modern, " Vision was paired with a house perched dramatically on a hillside in California. When viewed from above, the plain surfaces of the crisp, wafer-thin upright handles of the spoons and forks flowed uninterruptedly into rounded bowls to accentuate their elongation.
Flow was expressed in profile by the undulating curve of the arched handles, a sensuous element integrated with the clean lines of the design. The joint between the solid silver knife handle and its slightly triangulated stainless blade is subtle and innovative.The'skyward age Vision pattern was used to set the moon Room table in International's exhibition at the 1964 New York World's Fair. Mid-Century Modern sterling silver flatware set in the highly collectible "Vision" pattern, designed by Ronald Hayes Pearson. 8 Knives w/stainless blades, 8 1/2. 8 Salad Forks, 6 1/4. 1 Pierced Serving Spoon, 9 1/8.
Includes BONUS brand new storage chest. Excellent condition, with no monograms. If set above comes with a chest, chest style varies, dependent on availability.
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