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Inspired by... Eva Zeisel

By Patrisha Z | Sep 12 2012

Do you know Eva Zeisel? Our design team adores this 20th Century ceramics legend. Eva is known her playful pottery designs that feature sensuous curves and organic shapes.

Born in Hungary in 1906, Eva cultivated a passion for ceramics at an early age, and she maintained her creative drive throughout her prolific career. A consumate artist, Eva constantly sought to challenge and provoke the idea of modern design and beauty. Her pieces are classics in museums throughout the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art.

One of her most iconic pieces is this salt + pepper set. Doesn't it look like two people embracing?

Another famous design—her belly-button wall dividers are part of the decor in the lobby of the Standard Hotel in LA.

Her book The Magic Language of Things is a DwellStudio library favorite. Our designers love pouring over the pages filled with Eva's words, designs and inspirations. One of our favorite quotes from Eva on design is, "I have always thought of my own work as a link between the past and the future, not as a break or departure from past styles."

Our new Eva Pillows (named for Zeisel!) from our Fall Collection were inspired by the shapely contours and undulating shadows that are so prevalent in Eva's work.

We're inspired by... Eva Zeisel! Who are you inspired by right now?