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97/152/1 Electric kettle, brass / cane, designed by Peter Behrens, made by AEG, Berlin, Germany, 1909. Click to enlarge.

AEG Electric Kettle designed by Peter Behrens

Made by Allgemeine Elektricitats-Gesellschaft in Berlin, Germany, 1909.

This kettle was designed by a leading early 20th century German architect and industrial designer, Peter Behrens in 1909

During the early years of the 20th century Peter Behrens established himself amongst the front rank of German designers who brought about the ‘cultural reform movement’ in Germany. This was in direct response to the critique of contemporary design standards. In 1907 he joined the giant electrical firm AEG and designed both electrical equipment and packaging. Behrens’ appoint...

Summary

Object No.

97/152/1

Object Statement

Electric kettle, brass / cane, designed by Peter Behrens, made by AEG, Berlin, Germany, 1909

Physical Description

Octagonal shaped brass electric kettle with a hand hammered finish, semi spherical cover topped with a black finial [painted wood] and a rectilinear shaped cane covered handle. Metal plaque to base. Kettle has original cord.

Marks

Small metal plaque on bottom of kettle, silver and painted black, stamped with makers symbol "AEG" in a circle and place of manufacture "MADE/IN/GERMANY".

Dimensions

Height

235 mm

Width

205 mm

Depth

155 mm

Production

Notes

Desiged by Peter Behrens and manufactured by Deutsche Allgemeine Electricitats Gesellschaft (AEG) in Berlin, Germany in 1909.

History

Notes

Secured at Phillip's auction "20th century design", 24/25 March 1997, lot 339

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1997

Acquisition Date

23 May 1997

Cite this Object

Harvard

AEG Electric Kettle designed by Peter Behrens 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 October 2019, <https://ma.as/156120>

Wikipedia

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This object is currently on display at the Powerhouse Museum.

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