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"Cold Rolled Steel / Double Triangles" Vase

Designer:
Elsa Rady (American, New York 1943–2011 Culver City, California)
Date:
1987
Medium:
Porcelain
Dimensions:
H. 9-5/8, Diam. 9 inches (24.4 x 22.9 cm.)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of Richard L. Schroeder, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.470
Not on view
In contrast to the sculptural and nonfunctional ceramics of the post–World War II studio-craft movement, Rady takes a more traditional approach in her work by producing utilitarian-like objects. She designs in a vocabulary of hard-edge geometric forms typical of late modernist design. Adding to the sense of austere modernism and the belief that “less is more,” the glaze approaches the texture of cold-rolled steel.
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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