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Friday, March 16, 2007

Extraordinary Eva

During a time when women did not go to dinner parties without escorts, Eva Zeisel was crossing continents in search of creative independance. And, at 100 years old, the world renowned designer is still a force of nature.

Best known for her organic, modernist ceramics, Eva was awarded the prestigious Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement. Her work is featured in the permanent collections of the Met, MOMA and the Victoria and Albert in London among others. But, you don't have to go to the museum to enjoy her art...just head to Crate and Barrel.

Eva was the first person to design an all-white Modernist dinner service in the U.S. Although the originals are now collector's items, Crate Barrel reissued a sampling of her 1952 timeless tabletop designs.

The Classic Century Dinnerware Collection is filled with sculptural pieces from oval dinner plates to teardrop platters (my favorite). A 5-piece serving set including platter, footed bowl, creamer and sugar bowl with lid is only $147.95.

Who knew your tea pot could have such a pedigreed past?


Margo said...

Thanks for the amamzing tip. I've always been a huge fan of this artist and had absolutely no idea that C&B was doing a line based on her work. I know where I'm going this weekend.

Rafe Totengco said...

This is fabulous and welcome to the blog community. How often will you be posting, every week, every month, whenever the mood hits you?
I'm so happy you're doing this.

Celia Chen said...

I hope to post 4-5 times a week on all different topics related to events. And, a special post called "The Lazy Hostess" which will happen once a month. It will be dedicated to entertaining short-cuts and how-to's on simple events like wine and cheese, Easter brunch etc.

Kinda like the anti-Martha Stewart!

Hope you will subscribe!


Anonymous said...


I would love to chat with you about your very intriguing career and my young company, Eva Zeisel Originals LLC.

If you get a free moment I would love for you to check out my website,

Talk soon,

Adam Zeisel