A lovely example of American Dorothy Hafner’s design for Rosenthal in the 1980s. Distinctly postmodern in form and decoration. Part of her Flash One series.
If Modernism is about systems, and the synthesis between use and design; postmodernism takes on an idiosyncratic role of opposites.
Dipping into history as box full of inspirations ~ postmodernism is a mix-n-match of historical periods, colour, and shape. From architecture to product designs - neo classical shapes collide with orthogonal modernism.
Hefner captures this perfectly in the small form of her ceramic homeware.
This espresso cup captures the traces of everything from Ettore Sottsass and Memphis, to the pop of Roy Lichtenstein - with Art Deco shapes thrown in too.
An exciting piece of design history for your morning espresso!
Cup height 5.5 cm
Diameter dish 12.2 cm