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2003/137/2 Desk set, enamelled metal/ glass / paper, designed by Marianne Brandt, made by Ruppelwerk Metallwarenfabrik, Gotha, Germany, 1930-1931. Click to enlarge.

Desk set, enamelled metal/ glass / paper, designed by Marianne Brandt, made by Ruppelwerk Metallwarenfabrik, Gotha, Germany, 1930-1931

Made by Ruppelwerk GmbH in Gotha, Germany, 1930-1931.

The three-piece modernist writing set in red-enamelled steel was designed by German-born Marianne Brandt (1893-1983), a noted Bauhaus-trained metalworker and designer. Acquired at an auction in New York, the set joins the Museum’s chairs designed by Marcel Breuer and Ludwig van der Rohe as examples of 1930s modernist design associated with the Bauhaus. Bauhaus was a German design school which, through the work of its teachers and students, irrevocably influenced the course of 20th century design...

Summary

Object No.

2003/137/2

Object Statement

Desk set, enamelled metal/ glass / paper, designed by Marianne Brandt, made by Ruppelwerk Metallwarenfabrik, Gotha, Germany, 1930-1931

Physical Description

A desk set made in red enamelled sheet metal (probably steel) comprising a blotter (still with a sheet of white blotting paper), covered cylindrical inkwell with an oval stand and a long, rectangular pen tray. Edges of the blotter and tray decorated with black enamel trimmings and the globular handle attached to the cover is also finished in glossy black. The liner of the inkwell is made in glass.

Marks

Each piece is stamped underneath in black 'RUPPEL / geschützt'. The Ruppel is in an oval. The pen holder also has a rectangular paper adhesive sticker under the base for Philips auction house.

Production

Notes

The desk set was designed in about 1930 by Marianne Brandt (1893-1983) who was one of the most significant product designers of the 20th century. It was manufactured at Ruppelwerk GmbH, Gotha, Germany, about 1930-1931.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 2002

Acquisition Date

14 October 2003

Cite this Object

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Desk set, enamelled metal/ glass / paper, designed by Marianne Brandt, made by Ruppelwerk Metallwarenfabrik, Gotha, Germany, 1930-1931 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 September 2019, <https://ma.as/319608>

Wikipedia

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