tableware

Back in the USSR


This extremely rare trade catalog from 1940, in the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum Library, represents the output of 10 state-owned ceramics factories from all over the Ukraine in small towns and villages after industry was nationalized in 1918.
Ukraine, ceramics, tableware, prpoganda, Smithsonian Libraries, political symbols, folk art, embroidery, Soviet Union, National Design Library

Tableware Design in Vienna, 1850-2009


Annette Ahrens will give an overview and the historic lineage of Viennese tableware designs, production and design influences from 1850 to the present day.
Annette Ahrens, austria, bohemia-chekia, Glass, glassware, Lobmeyr, Porcelain, sarah coffin, table culture, table decoration, tableware, vienna, talk, long, public program

From Imperial To Contemporary: A Rediscovery of Traditional Austrian Craft and Manufacturing


Thomas Geisler will speak about contemporary design work in Austria, including Viennese tableware, 20th century and contemporary design. Thomas is design curator at the Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Arts (MAK) in Vienna and co-founder of Vienna Design Week which has initiated projects with contemporary designers and local traditional manufactures such as J.&L. Lobmeyr and Augarten porcelain, to protect and reinvent this extraordinary legacy of Viennese crafting skills.
Thomas Geisler, MAK, glassware, tableware, austria, vienna, Museum of Applied Arts, Lobmeyr, Glass, design, imperial, contemporary, vienna design week, 2010, craft, manufacturing, craftsmanship, talk, long, public program

Ted Muehling and Sarah Coffin: Gallery Walkthrough


Watch designer Ted Muehling and curator Sarah Coffin as they discuss highlights from the exhibition, "Ted Muehling Selects: Lobmeyr Glass from the Permanent Collection" in this 5 minute gallery walkthrough.
Ted Muehling, Lobmeyr, Glass, glassware, nancy and edwin marks gallery, sarah coffin, design, glassblowing, craft, craftsmanship, vienna, austria, josef hoffmann, J&L Lobmeyr, tableware, table culture, technique

The Triumph of Simplicity: 350 Years of Swedish Silver


The exhibition was organized by the National Museum in Stockholm and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in celebration of the 350th anniversary of the first Swedish settlement in North America. The eighty examples of Swedish handmade silver on display date from the 16th century to the present and include tea services, vases, and tableware.
Sweden, silver, tea service, decorative objects, tableware, exhibitions

Initial Concepts: Don Wallance Archive


Don Wallance, an industrial designer known for his stainless steel tableware, was keenly interested in how hands work and how people use utensils. His exploration of ergonomics and everyday elegance is the focus of this exhibition of selections from the Museum's recently-acquired Don Wallance archive. This archive is the most complete collection of Wallance's work, and its drawings, prototypes, molds, and finished pieces are on display.
Don Wallance, archives, Industrial Design, 20th century, tableware, utensils, ergonomics, dining, exhibitions

Tonight! Thomas Geisler


Water carafes decorated with the outlines of Austrian lakes, rivers and glaciers, designed by Mark Braun for Lobmeyer. Exhibited at Vienna Design Week 2010. Tonight at the Cooper-Hewitt, Thomas Geisler will speak about contemporary design work in Austria, including Viennese tableware, 20th century and contemporary design.
Thomas Geisler, contemporary, austria, vienna, Viennese, tableware, 20th century, Museum of Applied Arts, Contemporary Arts, MAK, vienna design week, public program talk

Feeding Desire Goes to Delaware


Just in time for the marathon eating season to begin, Cooper-Hewitt’s exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table is open at the Winterthur, a fantastic museum of decorative arts located in Delaware’s Brandywine Valley.
Feeding Desire, Exhibition, tableware, Winterthur, Brandywine Valley, Delaware, collection, Study Day, sarah coffin, curator, special events