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"Sintrax" Coffeepot

Designer:
Gerhard Marcks (German, Berlin 1889–1981 Burgbrohl)
Manufacturer:
Jenaer Glaswerk Schott & Gen., Jena
Designer:
Wilhelm Wagenfeld (German, Bremen 1900–1990 Stuttgart)
Date:
ca. 1934
Medium:
Glass, rubber, and wood
Dimensions:
H. 9-3/8, Diam. 8-1/4 inches (23.8 x 21 cm.)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.412.17a-c
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Marcks, one of the first masters appointed to be artistic director of the ceramics workshop at the Bauhaus (1919–25), and Wagenfeld, a student at the Bauhaus (1923–25), collaborated on this coffeepot, which promotes the Bauhaus philosophy of rational design for industry using the principles of functional efficiency and geometrical form.
Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor, New York (until 1986; their gift to MMA)

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Century of Design, Part ll: 1925-1950," May 9–October 29, 2000, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Highlights from the Modern Design Collection: 1900–Present, Part II," May 23, 2011–July 1, 2012.

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