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Vase Trio by Hans Theo Baumann for Gralglas

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Posted 5 years ago


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This is the Vase Trio F 841 designed by Hans Theo Baumann for Gralglas in 1966/67, and I'm happy that I own it! The catalogue page in my pictures is from 1973. The three vases seem unused, all three of them have the original Gralglas sticker, and I even own the original package.

Hans Theo Baumann, born 1924 in Basel (and still alive as it seems), is one of the most influential industrial designers in Germany after the war. He studied in Dresden and Basel. In 1955 he opened his own design studio. As a freelance designer he worked very much for Gralglas (dozens of designs listed in the book "gralglas – Deutsches Design 1930-1981" by Helmut Ricke (Deutscher Kunstverlag 2011). He also worked for Vitra and porcelain factories like Rosenthal, Arzberg or Hutschenreuther. He was part of Egon Eiermann's team in the reconstuction of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche in Berlin. He is known for simple, geometrical forms in the German tradition of functionalism. At his eightieth birthday in 2004 he gave a part of his legacy to the Neue Pinakothek in Munich. He teached design in India, Japan, and Berlin.


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    I love stackers!
    Really nice trio!
  2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
    I love this set! congratulations! I've seen some of his designs recently and they really make me want to collect them... :)
  3. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 5 years ago
    Dear vetraio50, dear austrohungaro. Thank you for loving it. Yes, Hans Theo Baumann is perhaps the most interesting of the Gralglas designers.
  4. GlasswareGuy GlasswareGuy, 5 years ago
    I love the first picture.
    Any idea why the middle vase has a different colour blue?
  5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
    I guess that's a question of thickness...
  6. Mavelaine, 5 years ago
    I think this is so neat! Also, my mother is a Baumann, so this may be made by a distant reletive!
  7. vlkma238412 vlkma238412, 5 years ago
    perfectly designed nice colors its also great you have the original box

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