Crate & Barrel 50th Anniversary - May Arzberg Teapot by Sabine Reinhart

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 20, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House

Brand new in original unopened packaging.

To German graphic designer Sabine Reinhart, the ritual of drinking a cup of tea symbolizes a halt in the daily rush, switching off the rest of the world for a moment of silence—the same sensation she experiences when studying flowers, getting lost in a garden, "where all sense of time vanishes." Using both digital techniques and traditional hand-drawn imagery, Sabine thought it would be interesting to apply decorative flowers as a contradiction to the pure and simple Bauhaus-inspired teapot. "My goal is to draw the viewer into this world of beauty and mystery. A perfect illustration communicates and touches hearts."
The Arzberg Teapot has been a Crate and Barrel classic since the day we first opened our doors 50 years ago on December 7, 1962. Inspired by the Bauhaus school, its perfectly simple shape was designed in 1931 for the Arzberg porcelain factory in Germany. A young college student by the name of Gordon Segal first bought the teapot as a birthday present for his mother who loved making tea in the afternoon. When he opened the very first Crate and Barrel store in Chicago with his wife, Carole, he bought it again. And again. And again. In a 12-month celebration of our 50th anniversary year, we have invited 12 international designers to envision the Arzberg teapot as their
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