Wilhelm Wagenfeld: Salt & Pepper Shakers

These perfect salt and pepper shakers…

via wwh-bremen.de

…were designed by this serious-looking gentleman in the 1950s and became household staples in many a German home, often called “Max & Moritz” in a humorous nod to the traditional German children’s tale . Now they’re back, produced according to Wagenfeld’s original designs by WMF. Wilhelm Wagenfeld (1900-1990) was an instructor at the Bauhaus in the 1920s and went on to design many iconic objects, including this famous lamp

via kulturtipberlin

I can’t tell you how many gimmicky salt and pepper shakers we’ve gone through in the last few years that either broke or were so poorly designed that they simply caused annoyance, so now it’s back to solid and logically designed basics for us, thank you very much. Best of all, these little guys retail for a reasonable 20 EUR in Germany (they seem to be available via the MoMA store in the States), so introducing a little Bauhaus style into your home isn’t prohibitively expensive for once. Oh, and if you want to score a vintage set for even less money, hit German ebay!

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One Response to Wilhelm Wagenfeld: Salt & Pepper Shakers

  1. Jan says:

    Wagenfeld hat echt super Dinge designt, ich hab das Geschirr von Fürstenberg, welches auch von ihm kreiert hat! Liebe Grüße, Jan

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