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Vase/bowl by Sigrid Kupetz for WMF

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Art Glass17737 of 19370Hall Pottery Paperweight 1986 Tri-State Pottery FestivalTUULIKKI, Tamara Aladin (Riihimäki lasi, 1970s)
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    Posted 7 years ago

    cobaltcobold
    (62 items)

    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

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/44939-2-vases-cari-zalloni-wmf-c-1970

    were also made by WMF.

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    1. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      I love this shape...atfirst I thoughtt would be from Wiesenthalhütte :)

      Thanks for refering to my WMF stuff. The truth is they were great at glass design: Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Cari Zalloni, Erich Jackmann... and now Sigrid Kupetz. Sucha pity they stoped producing it.
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Günter Kupetz: industrial design By Andrej Kupetz
      Sigrid and Günter were married.
      http://books.google.com.au/books?id=bSoyrAlIYT8C&pg=PA235&lpg=PA235&dq=Sigrid+Kupetz&source=bl&ots=JD6xL84661&sig=OT6AE8yyvHLM623eKnLe2z2zGmo&hl=en&sa=X&ei=M85MT-mLIsGjiQfh5JRm&ved=0CD0Q6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=Sigrid%20Kupetz&f=false
    3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      VET, YOU ARE AMAZING!!!! By the way, Ialso like Günter Kupetz's work :)
    4. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 7 years ago
      @austrohungaro @vetraia50 and @Bellin68 thank you! It's so amazing that all these designers and all these glass factorys don't have Wikipedia articles. There is still work waiting for us! I have the firm intention to write articles about Wiesenthalhütte and Klaus Breit (in the German Wikipedia). About Wiesenthalhütte and Gralglas there are very good books, not about WMF in this era.

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