The Fork of Lake Geneva
11 July 2021
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.