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?