Tuesday, April 14, 2009

saucy curves


Eva Zeisel with her designs
How proud one must feel to have designed something that stands the test of time, in a sleek and saucy way.  Eva said, "I do curves, because I am bit curvy."
I stand in awe of Eva Zeisel and her modern designs in porcelain.  The above photograph, I snapped while at the Moma in New York.  Is it not the best soup bowl?  I love it.  The designs are part of the classic Century collection found at Crate and Barrel. 

 I love designs that have that "ahead of her time" feel.  I have always admired her as a designer and that her designs have stood the test of time.

I love the simple lines, the sleek modern timeless shapes of these shakers. 
A sprinkle of salt or a dash of pepper.  Do you have any of Eva Zeisel designs?

27 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

No I do not own any although, like you, I am a fan. Her designs are so graceful.

pve design said...

Pamela,
graceful, but in a mod way!
pve

Vana said...

I don't but i want to! You're right, her design have stood time. Isn't that the dream of any designer?
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. It's been awhile since i was here. Nice to revisit!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

"I do curves, because I am bit curvy."

Hahaha! I love her.

I don't have any of her designs but definitely designs inspired by her. So fabulous!

A Day That is Dessert said...

Her work is so elegant!

C.T. said...

Never heard of her before! But it's beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!

Frau said...

I don't but they are beautiful, and she does seem ahead of her times. Very cool!

Purple Flowers said...

I love the warm, yet clean curves.

M said...

Never heard of her but I AM A FAN NOW!
Love the organic shape and the simplicity.

Debra said...

Love the shakers-Mama Bear, Papa Bear and Baby Bear- shake-shake-shake. I do not own any, but I think my Mother had a bowl -wonder where it is???

Kim said...

wow, very cool!

jae said...

big fan of her pieces and now a fan of her...."i do curves"....perfect.

ArchitectDesign said...

I love her too -the lines are so sinuous - very ahead of her time. I'm sure most people who go to crate & barrel have no idea the items were designed years ago!

Joyce said...

As soon as I started reading your post I was thinking hey that is the gal that C & B carries her pieces. I love her work!

Does "use to" have a piece count?

Her and work seem to be a bit ahead of time. Very classic in her curves and style. Do you know if she is still active?

Kwana said...

I'm now a huge fan. I love the bowl. I remember seeing the shakers at the museum. The quote is fabulous.

Michelle said...

Hi Patricia,
As a matter of fact, yes, I do...well my husband does...I got him her greacfull little cram coloured tea pot for his green tea for Christmas. I loved the shape and flow of the design...and! it was not expensive...maybe 30 bucks :)

M said...

Hi Patricia,
The abouth is correct ;)
gr. M

suzanne cabrera said...

So, so ahead of her time!

Deidra said...

I don't have any of her designs but now I wish I had that bowl. It's gorgeous!

pillow mint said...

KleinReid (from NYC) collaborated with her a few years ago - they have done some amazing things together. I used to sell KleinReid in the shop, but most people didn't "get it" and they sat on the shelf far too long. They are all gone now (after slashing prices), and I'm sad I don't get to look at them all day long anymore! Love the curves!!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Thank you for posting this! I have always loved her table and must run out to Crate & Barrel and see these!

xo

Julia said...

I'm so impressed! I love her "I do curves because I'm a bit curvy!" Gotta love a woman who embraces the more voluptuous figure :)

Sabina said...

What a great post - I really enjoyed this. Love those designs!!

maria said...

ABSOLUTELY LOVE HER WORK! i HAVE THE ENTIRE DINNERWARE AND ACCESSORIES COLLECTION BECAUSE I COULDN'T RESIST - I'VE HAD IT FOR 4YRS NOW AND STILL GET COMPLIMENTS FROM PEOPLE.

SHE IS AN AMAZING DESIGNER AND PERSON!

N said...

It's gorgeous! Love those shakers. They seem like they are alive.

Rachel said...

These are so, so beautiful. Definitely lust worthy.

soodie :: said...

Oh! I just love her work. (Except the shakers make me feel a little embarrassed.)