Posted 7 years ago
This was designed by Sigrid Kupetz (about who I d don't know anything) for WMF. It's a real seventies object. It suggests that you can use it as a vase and as a bowl. I think, nobody would use it as a bowl. But perhaps this suggestion of a double use is characteristic for the Seventies, the last optimistic decade in Western Europe. It wanted to give you freedom in your relationship to the object, a way to undermine conventions, which still was en vogue in these times. I always present it as a bowl, upside down. It has a strange color, neither amber nor orange. It has a diameter of 14,5 cm and stands 9 cm high. There are other, much bigger versions of this bowl/vase in the same color and in clear. WMF still exists and produces kitchen tools and cutlery but doesn't have a glass factory anymore. Two Cari-Zalloni-vases presented by austrohungaro some weeks ago
were also made by WMF.