La Fourchette, Vevey. Photo/Foto: TES.

Nestlé, the Fork and the Alimentarium in Vevey

The Fork in Vevey has held the record for the world’s tallest fork in Guinness World Records since 2014.

The visual artist Jean-Pierre Zaugg (1928-2012) designed La Fourchette (The Fork), a work commissioned to celebrate the Alimentarium’s 10th anniversary in 1995. A steelwork contractor made the statute in 450 kg of stainless steel.

The Alimentarium and Charlie Chaplin

It depicts a monumental 8-metre high table fork, 1.3-metre wide at the tines at its base. The Museum Alimentarium was granted permission to embed it in Lake Geneva, 5 metres off Quay Perdonnet.


The headquarters of Nestlé in Vevey