Günter Kupetz: Industrial Design by Andrej Kupetz
By Andrej Kupetz
The profession of Günter Kupetz displays the heydey of German layout within the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties. Kupetz designed over one thousand items, together with steel ware, glass, jewellery, packaging, furnishings, and machines. this primary complete survey offers Kupetz's paintings in context and demonstrates how he understood the layout of nameless, industrially produced goods as a social job that demanded the utmost attainable caliber. Günter Kupetz is a vital exam of a pioneering determine in German postwar layout.
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Die an abstrakte Drahtskulpturen erinnernden Bretzelständer, Schalen auf hohen Ständern und Stehascher aus Metalldraht verweisen einerseits auf zeitgenössische Bildhauer wie Reg Butler, zeigen aber auch Zusammenhänge mit den schwebend leichten Möbeln und Einrichtungsgegenständen aus dünnstem Stahlrohr wie sie etwa Helmut Magg in diesen Jahren für die Deutschen Werkstätten entwirft. Plastische Qualitäten zeichnen dagegen die organischen Orchideenvasen aus Glas aus, in denen Kupetz die sinnlichen Frauentorsi seiner Berliner Skulpturen paraphrasiert.
Candlestick (silver-plate), for WMF, design 1956, prototype. Leuchter (versilbert) für WMF, Design 1960, Produktion 1961. Candlestick (silver-plate), for WMF, design 1960, production 1961. 0 4 4 m e ta l l / / m e ta l Leuchter (Kupfer) für WMF, Design 1956, Prototyp. Candlestick (copper), for WMF, design 1956, prototype. Leuchter (Messing) für WMF, Design 1954, Produktion ab 1955. Candlestick (brass), for WMF, design 1954, production 1955 onwards. 0 4 5 Leuchter (Messing) für WMF, Design 1954, Produktion ab 1955.
Orchideenvasen (Bleiglas, gefärbt) für WMF, Entwurf 1954, Produktion ab 1955. Orchid vases (lead glass, coloured) for WMF, design 1954, production 1955 onwards. 0 6 3 Doppelwandige Schale (Bleiglas, gefärbt) für WMF, Entwurf 1956, Produktion ab 1957. Double-walled bowl (lead glass, coloured) for WMF, design 1956, production 1957 onwards. 0 6 4 glas // glass Vase/Kerzenständer (Rauchglas) für WMF, Entwurf 1959, Produktion ab 1959. Vase/candleholder (smoked glass) for WMF, design 1959, production 1959 onwards.