Dec. 05, 2016

Dec. 14, 2015

Dec. 03, 2015

Jul. 03, 2015

hans merz – desk fan | veb elektrowärme altenburg | 1959

 


a cool desk fan for hot days. [meladur plastic, h. 30cm]

Dec. 21, 2014

Apr. 20, 2014

hans merz – coffee set ‹perfekt› | f. kaestner, zwickau | 1961

 


hans merz has named his shape of the coffee-set not without self-confidence ‹perfekt›. not without any reason, i think. the gilded version indicates it as production for the ‹gehobenen bedarf›. a similar decor has a tradition at other design-classics for example at ‹form halle› by m. friedländer for kpm or at ‹deutsche form› by a. hennig also for kaestner. to see the perfection in pure white follow link to museum digital. [gilded porcelain, h. 22,8cm]

Jun. 04, 2012

karin korn – desk light | beleuchtungsglaskombinat görlitz | 1974/75

 


a desk light that looks more danish or italian than middle european, but its origin is truely the beleuchtungsglaskombinat görlitz. the designer karin korn got her education under ilse decho and hans merz at the burg giebichenstein and later a graduate course at the school for applied arts prague. this revolutionary all-glass light was made from a combination of mould-blown and pressed glass. the görlitz glass works only was a supplier until starting production this type of glass lamps. [mould-blown overlay glass, pressed glass; h. 35,5cm]

May. 25, 2011

hans merz – camping tableware | presswerk tambach | 1956

 



the right answer of the riddle (driade edizioni #2) some posts before is: the camping coffee set designed by hans merz. for easy handling store the complete set inside of the coffeepot. [meladur plastic, h. 14cm]

p.s. a yellow version of the set is availably at designhandlung.

Jan. 18, 2011

hans merz – vase | wallendorf | 1963

 


in answer to the question of the most important designers of the gdr, i would list hans merz nearly the top of a ranking. in many cases the quality and elegance of his multifaceted work becomes apparent only on a second look. for example have a look on the vase above. [white porcelain, h. 26,2cm]