"Mexican Bauhaus Can Opener"

Designer Peter Shire American

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The title of this teapot is an indication of Shire’s debt to the work of the Bauhaus designers a half century earlier. The teapot also draws on the angular, futuristic vernacular architecture of midcentury Los Angeles, where Shire was born and raised. He views his work as a challenge to the rigidity of the modernist vocabulary and seeks to create a visual dialogue between forms and surfaces, technology and aesthetics.

"Mexican Bauhaus Can Opener", Peter Shire (American, born Los Angeles, 1947), Whiteware

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