European Cutlery Design 1948-2000
European Cutlery Design 1948-2000: The Bauer Design Collection
After WWII , stainless steel (also known by the abbreviation 18/8) was the working material preferred by cutlery designers. Table culture attained a high profile with this new material. The industrialists Hugo Pott, W. Seibel and Philipp Rosenthal played a paramount role in ensuring that it did. The Bauer Design Collection boasts fascinating examples revealing bold approaches to form, a supreme achievement in high-gloss steel, innovative, tactile cutlery that is also provocative alongside modern design classics. Fifty years of German cutlery design by such luminaries as W. Wagenfeld, C. Pott, W. Karnagel, P. Raacke and T. Wirkkala form the nucleus of the collection. Moreover, it features highlights of European design from Scandinavia, Great Britain, France and Italy. New developments in technology, new materials and processes contributed just as much to the new cutlery culture after 1945 as changes in style, trends and fashions did. Today the Bauer Design Collection comprises more than 1,000 models.
By W.-O. Bauer