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Wagenfeld Teapot

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Wagenfeld Teapot
Description
Following his tenure at the Bauhaus school, where he studied under the tutelate of László Moholy-Nagy and Christian Dell, designer Wilhelm Wagenfeld joined Jenaer Glaswerk Schott & Gen in 1931, where he created sophisticated glass works celebrated for their their economy of line and creative use of industiral materials. Democratic in their intention and execution, Wagenfeld's works—some of which are in MoMA's collection—embody his belief that everyday household objects should be "cheap enough for the worker and good enough for the rich.” His stripped-down tea pot exploits the strong physical properties of borosilicate glass. The resilience of the material informed the design of the set and allowed Wagenfeld to create thin-walled pieces with delicate lines that could withstand sharp temperature changes. Apart fron the internal infuser, each piece in the Wagenfeld collection is hand-blown. Heat resistant up to 840°F.
Details
  • Designer
    Wilhelm Wagenfeld
  • Size
    5.7h x 11w x 6.6"d
  • Materials
    Borosilicate glass
  • Date
    1932
  • Service Size
    Service for 1
  • Height
    5.70