Posted 5 years ago
Gral Glas is a long defunct glas factory in Germany, which in the fifties Seventies had designs in a quality which I would not hesitate to compare to Iittala or Holmegaard. Some fo the most interesting German designers of this time worked for them. They are nearly forgotten, even in Germany. I don't know anything about Josef Stadler, he doesn't even have a Wikipedia article (I'll do research and try to do it). His designs are from the Fifties and Sixties and I love his soft and elegant forms and his very subtle sense for proportions. This jar stands 30 cm high. The photgraph can't show the beautiful colour gradient. The blue becomes more intense in direction to the aperture. There was a Gral Glas exhibtion in Munich (and Dusseldorf before that)
last year. I just discovered this issue for me and regret to have missed it.