Steel Coffe Pot by Naum Slutzky. Date: 1933 Who: Naum Slutzky was an industrial designer, goldsmith and member of the Wiener Werkstätte who later taught at the Staatliche Bauhaus in 1919. Reference: National Museum Sweden. 2017. Steel Coffee Pot by Naum Slutzky. [Online]. Available: http://www.nationalmuseum.se/sv/English-startpage/Collections/Applied-art-and-modern-design/20th-century/Steel-Coffe-Pot/
Coffee Pot by Pavel Janák (Czech, 1882–1956). Date: ca. 1912. Manufacturer: Werkstätte Artel. Medium: Earthenware, ceramics. Who: Janák utilised geometric patterning which was synonymous with Czech Cubism. The movement and with it Janák, aimed to add a controversial element to contemporary designs of the time. Reference: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2000. Coffee Pot. Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. [Online]. Available: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/2000.173a,b/
Coffeepot, Gorham Manufacturing Company, 1881.Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Silver and ivory This is a much decorated coffeepot that is characteristically Art and crafts, but can also fit just as well in the Aesthetic style by saying that the beauty of an object needs to serve no purpose. The coffeepot is decorated with plant-like motifs with some details resembling bird feathers. Implying strong influence of Art and crafts.
Brandt's tea infuser is the quintessential Bauhaus object. Only three inches high, its diminuitive size results from its function. Unlike conventional teapots, it is intended to distill a concentrated extract, which, when combined with hot water in the cup, can produce tea of any desired strength. (Marianne Brandt, ca. 1924)
Model 2000 Patina Coffee pot by Raymond Loewy and Richard S. Latham. Date: 1954. Medium: Glazed molded porcelain. This design is centered around a classic ideation of the modern design aesthetic with a view towards the future. The simple forms appealed to the American postwar consumers of the time. This led to over 20 million pieces being produced. Reference: Trope, C. 2014. A Collaboration For a New Century. Cooperhewitt. [Online]. Available: Follow Link.
The Moka Express Alfonso Bialetti, 1933 Italy This unusually shaped coffee maker became a classic design with its eight sides. Also making use of aluminium that was not used domestically very often at the time, but soon gained popularity. Alfonso was originally an engineer who worked in the French aluminium industry. This type of coffee maker (the moka pot) was first patented by Luigi De Ponti for Bialetti in 1933.
Though the jug superficially recalls the aesthetics of contemporary French Art Nouveau, the jug is uniquely British in drawing aesthetic inspiration from traditional Celtic designs. Its flat disk base effectively grounds the jug's sinuous decorative curves and remarkable flyaway thumbpiece. (Archibald Knox, 1901)
Part of a coffee set by Josef Hoffmann. Date: 1909-1911. Manufacturer: Wiener Werkstatte factory. Medium: wood, silver alloy, silver. Technique: electroplated, ebonised. Who: Hoffmann played a pivotal role in the formation of the Secessionists in 1897. He later left and helped establish the Wiener Werkstatte where he designed a variety of products. Reference: The British Museum. Coffee-set / Coffee-pot. Collection online. [Online]. Available: Follow Link.
Gerhard Marcks, "Sintrax" Coffeepot, 1934. Coffee maker or science experiment? You decide. I like anything that resembles industrial labware; I've always been inclined towards utilitarian items in the kitchen (Pyrex etc).
Dulany’s 1934 geometric coffee set is currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; it includes small and large coffee pots with Bakelite handles, as well as triangular sugar and cream vessels. | For a few brief years in the 1930s, Helen Hughes Dulany became industrial design’s “it” girl. Her modernist table accessories retailed in stores from Chicago to New York.
Coffeepot by Henry Dreyfuss (1904 - 1972). Date 1938. Medium: silverplate. Who: Henry Dreyfuss was an American designer who focused on designing products for consumers. In the later years of his life Henry became the president of the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA). Reference: Industrial Designers Society of America.2016. Henry Dreyfuss. IDSA. [Online]. Available: http://www.idsa.org/content/henry-dreyfuss-fidsa