En kjent tekanne

En kjent tekanne

Brandt teapot

Nylig utstilt i Oslo… Les engelsk tekst: The painter and sculptor Marianne Brandt (1893-1983) was the first woman to join the Bauhaus Metal Workshop in 1924, and eventually became its director from 1928-29. The severe geometric forms of this tea-infuser reflect the influence of her teacher, the Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946). Moholy-Nagy was a pioneer of the Constructivist style, his prints and paintings composed of pure abstract forms inspired by modern machinery.

Although entirely hand-made, this teapot has an industrial aesthetic, and Brandt subsequently went on to design for mass-production. The functionalism of this design is apparent in the neat built-in strainer, the non-drip spout, the off-centre placement of the lid, and the choice of heat-resistant ebony for the handles, which would otherwise be too hot to hold.

Fra British museum