Wilhelm Wagenfeld Kubus Stacking Storage Containers 1938

  • Not on view

In 1935 Wagenfeld was appointed art director of a large glassware manufacturer, Lausitzer Glasverein. The unadorned geometric forms of his popular Kubus containers represented the kind of mass-produced objects that the Bauhaus had aspired to produce. Stackable, modular, space-saving, and hygienic, they could be transferred directly from refrigerator or cupboard to the dining table, and encouraged the thrifty use of leftovers.

Gallery label from Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen, September 15, 2010-March 14, 2011.
Manufacturer
Vereinigte Lausitzer Glaswerke A.G., Weisswasser, Germany
Medium
Molded glass
Dimensions
.1: 3 1/4 x 7 1/4 x 7 1/4" (8.3 x 18.4 x 18.4 cm) .2a: 1 3/4 x 7 1/4 x 7 1/4" (4.4 x 18.4 x 18.4 cm) .2b: 1/2 x 7 1/8 x 7 1/8" (1.3 x 18.1 x 18.1 cm) .3a: 3 1/4 x 3 5/8 x 7 1/8" (8.3 x 9.2 x 18.1 cm) .3b: 1/2 x 7 1/8 x 3 1/2" (1.3 x 18.1 x 8.9 cm) .4a: 1 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 7 1/4" (4.4 x 8.9 x 18.4 cm) .4b: 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 7" (1.3 x 8.9 x 17.8 cm) .5a: 3 1/4 x 3 5/8 x 3 5/8" (8.3 x 9.2 x 9.2 cm) .5b: 1/2 x 3 5/8 x 3 5/8" (1.3 x 9.2 x 9.2 cm) .6a: 3 1/4 x 3 5/8 x 3 5/8" (8.3 x 9.2 x 9.2 cm) .6b: 1/2 x 3 5/8 x 3 5/8" (1.3 x 9.2 x 9.2 cm) .7a: 1 7/8 x 3 5/8 x 3 5/8" (4.8 x 9.2 x 9.2 cm) .7b: 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 3 5/8" (1.3 x 8.9 x 9.2 cm) .8a: 1 3/4 x 3 5/8 x 3 5/8" (4.4 x 9.2 x 9.2 cm) .8b: 1/2 x 3 5/8 x 3 5/8" (1.3 x 9.2 x 9.2 cm) .9: 1 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2" (4.4 x 8.9 x 8.9 cm) .10: 1 3/4 x 3 5/8 x 3 5/8" (4.4 x 9.2 x 9.2 cm) .11: 6 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2" (15.2 x 8.9 x 8.9 cm)
Credit
Mrs. Armand P. Bartos Fund
Object number
72.1990.1-11
Copyright
© 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Department
Architecture and Design

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