Love this flame red Fat Lava bowl. It has no backstamp but likely to be of West German origin.
Design classic by Pierre Paulin, 1963: “A chair should be more than simply functional. It should be friendly, fun and colourful”.
Included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York! Continue reading
Who says it was dull and grey behind the Iron Curtain? This patterned loveliness produced by VEB (Volkseigener Betrieb – The People’s Factory) Haldensleben instantly became my favourite ‘Fat Lava’ piece. I only regret that I didn’t buy the second, slightly smaller edition as well.
Spitalsfield Market for £20. Thank you people!
Christmas came early this year in the shape of this ‘Fat Lava’ trio from Spitalsfield Market. A Steuler ‘Zyklon’ and a Bay vase and a gorgious lamp base of unidentified origins. All together for £40.
It can’t get more Fat Lava than this. Bubbling glaze and flame red colour. The vase has been made by ‘Kreutz Keramik’, a family business in Haiger-Laugenaubach near Cologne.
Bargain: EUR 12 from a junk shop in Berlin
London’s Vintage Festival features a brilliant array of Vintage and Retro music, fashion, film, art, design and a Vintage market with over 200 vendors for fashion, accessories and furniture from the 20s to the 80s.
My favourite Meakin pattern. The ‘Inca’ pattern was designed by Jessie Tait. Continue reading