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.
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