Jun. 21, 2020

ilse decho – storage jar | wallendorf | 1964


dear readers,
this post celebrates the 10th anniversary of this blog. the published jar designed by ilse decho in 1964 has a close relation to the appearance of this theme. do you find it? my motivation of blogging is increasing the appreciation of the design made in gdr. stay curious and enjoy this blog! [decorated porcelain, h. 16cm]

Mar. 06, 2017

ilse decho – vase | olg weißwasser | c. 1955


the velvety surface of the vase is not etched but very fine cut. not showable at the picture: extra fine vertical lines are viewable at the surface. a very elaborate work by hand however also a distinctive piece. her shapes were produced in weißwasser and the raw glass piece got the finish at her own workshop in leipzig. [cut glass, h. 12cm]

Dec. 15, 2015

Dec. 08, 2015

Dec. 07, 2015

wolfgang bäßler – package design | jenaer glaswerk | 1964/65


[printed corrugated board, 14x25x15,5cm]

Sep. 17, 2015

ilse decho – goblet set | olg weißwasser | c. 1953


three pieces from a six-part goblet-set designed by ilse decho for oberlausitzer glaswerke weißwasser. rare pieces of the early 1950s as the missing link between industrial production and grafting by hand: very fine balanced decoration at clear reduced glassware. [cut glass, h. 6-12cm]

Dec. 05, 2014

Nov. 30, 2014

karin korn – lidded vessel | glaswerk döbern | 1971


just in addition to the previous post. this lidded vessel was designed by karin korn in the third year of her studies at burg giebichenstein. this work stood under mentoring of ilse decho. as a specialist for mold blown glass the glaswerk döbern is to add to the list of important lusatian glass makers. [leaded crystal, h. 16cm]

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. 28, 2012

ilse decho – mocha set | jenaer glaswerk | c. 1963


to my surprise i got this complete mocha set of ilse dechos 5000 series. highly rare and not published as well. original sketches of the teapot shows also one high vessel, which contains the idea of this mocha pot. the petite mocha cup corresponds to the shape of the tea cup. the addition of this set to the 5000 series followed the consumer tastes and expectations during the mocha trend of the 1950s and 1960s. [borosilicate glass, h. 16,4cm]