January 22, 2013

get the look / vintage ceramics from west germany

Modern Dining Room design by Toronto Interior Designer Shirley Meisels

Vintage German pottery adds color and texture to this dining room designed by Toronto-based interior designer, Shirley Meisels. I love the strong punch of color and chunky lava-like feel of this group of vases juxtaposed against the silvery-grey of the wallpaper, chairs and chandelier and the warmth of the wood table.

Companies such as Scheurich, Carstens, Ruscha, Baykeramik, Jopeko and Dumler & Brieden created vibrant, highly-textured “fat lava” pottery vases in both stock shapes and sizes and unique hand-thrown pieces, throughout the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s.  Although these pieces fell out of favor after the 1970’s, there has been a resurgence in popularity over the last few years.

Here are some German ceramics, of both East and West German origin, that pack a sophisticated, and affordable, punch:

Clockwise from upper left: Scheurich pottery vase 284-19Scheurich vase with Fabiola glazeHaldensleben vase from East Germanysmall green and brown ceramic vase, and vase made by Steuler Keramik.

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