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Friday, January 11, 2013

84043 bowl | Walter Zeischegg | Helit, Germany | ca. 1960s

Since my last post was an object by Walter Zeischegg for Helit, why not another?  Click for a brief biography of Walter Zeischegg.  Here is a beautiful three-lobed shamrock, this bowl has great presence.  The bowl has three fold rotational symmetry, relying on 120° angles for its distinct look.  This period was clearly one where Zeischegg was exploring the dynamic between design, geometry, morphology, surfaces, and mathematics.  Each bowl is 28-1/2cm (11-1/4”) in diameter.  It is illustrated here in orange, yellow, and gray melamine.  A listing from a 1999 Sotheby’s auction shows that a black bowl was made.  The images in this post are from eBay.  Click to enlarge.

Helit Zeischegg 84043 bowl, orange Helit Zeischegg 84043 bowl, orange
Helit Zeischegg 84043 bowl, yellow Helit Zeischegg 84043 bowl, yellow
Helit Zeischegg 84043 bowl, gray Helit Zeischegg 84043 bowl 5

The bowl is marked on the underside.  Each line is separated by 120° and is located exactly between the seams that separate the three lobes:

design w. zeischegg ulm
helit produkt 84043
made in w.germany

design w. zeischegg ulmhelit produkt 84043made in w.germany


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