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Eva Zeisel - Quotes

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I don't like to design single objects. I like my pieces to have a relationship to each other. They can be mother and child, like the Schmoo salt and pepper shakers, or brother and sister like the Birdie salt and peppers, or cousins, like most of my dinnerware sets.

I don't like to design single objects. I like my pieces to have a relationship to each other. They can be mother and child, like the Schmoo salt and pepper shakers, or brother and sister like the Birdie salt and peppers, or cousins, like most of my dinnerware sets.

Modernism, rebelling against the ornament of the 19th century, limited the vocabulary of the designer. Modernism emphasized straight lines, eliminating the expressive S curve. This made it harder to communicate emotions through design. ---->>>

Beautiful things make people happy. ---->>>

I never wanted to do something grotesque. I never wanted to shock. I wanted my audience to be happy, to be kind. ---->>>

When I met my designs in the market of a remote village in the West Indies, or in the airport restaurant in Zurich, I felt like the mother of many well-behaved children. ---->>>

I don't know the difference between working and not working. ---->>>

Men have no concept of how to design things for the home. Women should design the things they use. ---->>>

I don't call myself an 'industrial designer,' because I'm other things. Industrial designers want to make novel things. Novelty is a concept of commerce, not an aesthetic concept. ---->>>

The designer must understand that form does not follow function nor does form follow a production process. For every use and for every production process there are innumerable equally attractive solutions. ---->>>

Art has more ego to it than what I do. ---->>>

I am a maker of useful things. ---->>>

If I hadn't been a designer, I'd have been a painter. I began as a painter and learned the craft of pottery in order to support myself. ---->>>

My designs are meant to attract the hand as well as the eye. ---->>>

When I design something, I think of it as a gift to somebody else.

When I design something, I think of it as a gift to somebody else.

When you have clay in your hands, it's hard to avoid making birds. ---->>>

My time in Weimar Berlin was the most elegant in my life. I would have parties for a hundred people - writers, scientists, artists. ---->>>

My work is very bodily. It's not a shell, but a body. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Hungarian
Born: 11-13, 1906
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Die: 12-30, 2011
Occupation: Designer
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Eva Striker Zeisel (born Éva Amália Striker, 13 November 1906 – 30 December 2011) was a Hungarian-born American industrial designer known for her work with ceramics, primarily from the period after she migrated to the United States. Her forms are often abstractions of the natural world and human relationships (wikipedia)