A Tamara Aladin design from the 1970s. A moody blue in colour, which captures the light beautifully.
The design - with its cog shaped outline - is influenced by the aesthetics of industrial design, and architecture.
It is an aesthetic promoted at the Machine Art Exhibition (MoMA Exh. #34, March 5-April 29, 1934), co curated by the architect Philip Johnson. It is an exhibition which Tamara Aladin, who studied ceramics at art school, would have been aware of.
The exhibition curated engineering, and mechanical design, as art - Presenting engineering from large gearing cogs, to aeronautical propellers as art forms
The exhibition is critical in linking art, design, and craft; as aesthetic realms to explore as a whole.
If you have not seen the catalogue to the show - and the reams of writing on the show, and it’s influence - I highly recommend taking the time to google it at least!
This particular design is illustrated in the book of Scandinavian glass from 2004: Fire and Sea by Leslie Pina.
Weight: approx 1226g
Height: approx 28cm
Width: approx 11cm at its widest point