Arthur A. Aykanian. Spoon Straw. 1968

Arthur A. Aykanian Spoon Straw 1968

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After training as a mechanical engineer at MIT, Aykanian worked as an industrial designer, craftsman, and inventor, ultimately realizing more than forty patents. His disposable spoon straw, most widely associated with 7-Eleven's trademark Slurpees, offers the utility of two utensils in one. Aykanian also designed a special tool for the cryosurgical treatment of skin cancer.

Gallery label from From the Collection: 1960-69, March 26, 2016 - March 12, 2017.
Manufacturer
Winkler Flexible Products, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Medium
Polypropylene plastic
Dimensions
8 x 1/4" (20.3 x 0.7 cm)
Credit
Gift of the manufacturer
Object number
SC1.1981
Department
Architecture and Design

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