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'Thermodan' coffee-set, porcelain, each piece with vertical ridged linear decoration around centre, comprising coffee pot and lid (a-b), milk jug (c), sugar bowl and lid (d-e), two cups and two saucers (f, g, h, k), the coffee-pot and cups without handles but cast with a double wall. Factory marks on base.
- Production date
- 1957 (designed)
Diameter: 5.80 centimetres (c base)
Diameter: 9 centimetres (coffee pot a)
Diameter: 5.80 centimetres (lid b)
Diameter: 8 centimetres (lid e)
Diameter: 8 centimetres (rim d)
Diameter: 6.50 centimetres (rim f,g)
Height: 27.40 centimetres (a + b)
Height: 25.70 centimetres (coffee pot a)
Height: 6.90 centimetres (cup f,g)
Height: 9.20 centimetres (d + e)
Height: 9.20 centimetres (milk jug c)
Height: 7 centimetres (sugar bowl d)
- Curator's comments
- The 'Thermodan' coffee-set was one of Brüel's better known designs for Lyngby. The handleless design got rid of the problems associated with making handles from porcelain and also saved space in the kitchen cupboard. Instead, the slim shape and the ridged decoration around the centre of the exterior helped with grip. The double wall proved effective in keeping the liquid inside warm and in preventing them from becoming too hot to handle. For an illustration of a section through of one of the cups, showing the extra insulating layer, see B. L. Grandjean et al., 'Dansk Keramik', Rabén & Sjögren, Stockholm, 1960, p. 122 and in E. Zahle, 'Scandinavian Domestic Design', London 1963 (Copenhagen 1961), pls 322-323.
The set was advertised in 'Dansk Kunsthaandvaerk', issue 2-3, 1959 (unpaginated and p. 34) with the Danish spelling 'Termodan', and the cut-away of the cup.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased by the donors from Galerie Extra, Berlin, in September 1992.
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