Johan Rohde, Pitcher, 1920 Silver H22.9cm x Diameter 14cm Denmark A Simple form with smooth flowing lines, far away from ornate designs Rohde has done in the past. The surface finish is a finely beaten texture to mimic as if it were machine made.
Raymond Loewy for the Dole Valve Co. Drinks dispenser, 1947 France Raymond Loewy is seen as both the father of Industrial Design and of Streamlining. This design dispenses sodawater and Coca-Cola syrup simultaneously, from the get-go it was a great success. The dispenser was nicknamed "The Outboard" because of the resemblance to an outboard motor of a boat - very fitting for the machine age style of design.
Norman Bel Geddes & Worthen Paxton Soda King Blue, 1938 Chromed and enamelled metal H 25.4cm United States Technological advances shaped the way for new designs. The Walter Kidde Sales Co. purchased a patent for a fire suppression system in 1918 and changed the method of suppression from steam to pressurised CO2. With their shift to the syphon business, the Soda King was brought to life. This streamlined design was the third for the company but had one of the shortest run times.
Sigvard Bernadotte, Cocktail Shaker, 1938 Sterling Silver H17cm x W16.8cm x V 0.9l Diameter 9cm Denmark Sigvard worked with Georg Jensen, a very influential silversmith of the time. The shaker is part of a set that consists of an ice bucket, tray, and beaker as well. The design is grounded in simplicity and uses geometric shapes and sparse ornamentation with the focus on functionality - prevalent of Art Deco product.
Maison Desny, 1930 Modernist Art Deco cocktail goblets, Plated silver H12cm Circa, France
Harry and Lou Epstein Art Deco Cocktail Cabinet, 1930 Figured walnut and satin birch with bakelite handles H161cm x W147cm x D53cm England With the focus on functional furniture during the Art Deco period, the centre cabinet has a mirrored interior that lights up and bottle specific storge at the bottom. Birchwood became a popular choice for a contrasting colour for darker woods in furniture during the 1920's.
WMF Polished pewter tall claret jug with floral art nouveau decoration ~ Germany
Claret jug Designed by Archibald Knox, 1900-1901 Silver and chrysoprase 30 x 16.2cm Liberty & Co (Founded in London 1875) These wine jugs get its name from the French word "claret" which means bright or clear, it is also a bright French Bordeaux wine. (http://www.ascasonline.org/articoloottob102.html) This Arts and Crafts piece of metal tableware represents the movement well with the restricted ornamentation and Celtic motif on the side.
anvil flat (the railroad track can be slid out with a little bit of elbow grease, to access the other side of the track)