La Fourchette, Vevey. Photo/Foto: TES.

The Fork of Lake Geneva

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

The visual artist Jean-Pierre Zaugg (1928-2012) designed the work, known as La Fourchette (the Fork).

It was commissioned to celebrate the Alimentarium’s 10th anniversary in 1995. A steelwork contractor made the statute in 450 kg stainless steel.

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.