Eva Zeisel on the playful search for beauty

Modern Decor

The last few days of 2011 were marked with a bit of grief, we’re sad to say, as the inspiring and revolutionary designer Eva Zeisel passed away December 30th. Her long-lasting career was filled with simple, beautiful, lovely designs that re-created the idea of American dinnerware. The Washington Post did an excellent job of describing her life’s work, Eva Zeisel, groundbreaking designer, dies. We absolutely loved the TED talk she gave in 2001 about how she was always on a “playful search for beauty” and we love how sassy she is about describing how she was still working well into her later years:

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  1. Sherry Warren

    Feb 3, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    The Heisey glass community joins in the sorrow of Eva Zeisel’s passing. She was Art Director at A. H. Heisey & Company starting in 1953, responsible for the designs of “Town & Country”, “Hourglass”, “Crystal Buds” and “Roundelay.” Striking in their simplicty and difficult to find, examples may be seen at The National Heisey Glass Museum in Newark, Ohio.

    • Adrienne Breaux

      Feb 3, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      She will certainly be missed. Thank you for sharing these facts about her!

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