flat sides; flat base; rounded wood handle and rounded hinged cover with wood at edges; flat front curving downward to base

Coffee pot, from a coffee and tea set, c. 1928

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Architect-designer Mallet-Stevens was extremely influential in the advancement of French modernity during the '20s and '30s. He designed many avant-garde film sets, several notable buildings with set pieces of furniture (most of them in tubular steel) and metalwork such as this coffee and tea service for La Maison Desny. When viewed from the side, the mechanistic-looking set suggests a crankshaft or turbines. Only two of these sets are known to exist, the other being in the State Museum of Decorative Arts in Munich.

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Title
Coffee pot, from a coffee and tea set
Artist Life
1886 - 1945
Role
Designer
Accession Number
99.102.1
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flat sides; flat base; rounded wood handle and rounded hinged cover with wood at edges; flat front curving downward to base