[1868 - 1940]

Vase [undated]

  • ceramic 8.5×18.8cm

Electric Heater [design undated (Peter Behrens)+++ production ca. 1920 (AEG-Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft)]

  • brass 69.0×54.0×30.0cm

Table Fan [design undated (Peter Behrens)+++ production before1908 (AEG-Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft)]

  • metal 36.0cm, Φ34.5cm

Coffee Service [design undated (Peter Behrens)+++ execution ca. 1904 (Metallwarenfabrik Eduard Hueck+++ Lüdenscheid)]

  • tin Coffeepot: 21.0×19.0cm、 Φ11.0cm, Creamer: 10.5×9.0cm、 Φ6.5cm, Sugar bowl: 10.8×12.8cm、 Φ9.0cm, Sugar bowl: 9.6×10.3cm、 Φ8.0cm

Vase [design undated (Peter Behrens)+++ execution 1904 (Steinzeugfabrik Merkelbach & Wick+++ Grenzhausen)]

  • ceramic 21.0cm, Φ19.8cm

Side Chair [design undated (Peter Behrens)+++ execution 1902 (Anton Blüggel+++ Berlin)]

  • oak,cane 99.6×44.5×45.8cm

Dessert plate [design undated (Peter Behrens)+++ execution 1901 (Porzellanfabrik Gebr. Bauscher+++ Weiden/Oberpfalz)]

  • porcelain 1.6cm, Φ16.2cm

Vase [design undated (Peter Behrens)+++ execution 1900 (Steingutfabrik und Kunst-Töpferei Franz Anton Mehlem+++ Bonn)]

  • ceramic 21.2cm, Φ15.9cm

Vase [design undated (Peter Behrens)+++ execution 1900 (Steingutfabrik und Kunst-Töpferei Franz Anton Mehlem+++ Bonn)]

  • ceramic 22.3cm, Φ10.5cm

Gobletglasses [design undated (Peter Behrens)+++ execution 1899 (Kristallfabrik Benedikt von Poschinger+++Oberzwieselau+++ )]

  • glass 15.5cm, Φ8.0cm, 10.9cm, Φ6.1cm, 20.7cm, Φ7.9cm, 13.3cm, Φ7.3cm, 21.0cm, Φ9.6cm, 9.8cm, Φ5.2cm, 13.6cm, Φ7.6cm, 20.7cm, Φ7.9cm, 12.5cm, Φ7.1cm, 17.9cm, Φ7.1cm

〔poster〕 'Deutsche Werkbund-Ausstellung, Cöln, 1914' [design undated (Peter Behrens)+++ printing 1914 (A.Molling & Comp.KG+++ Hannover-Berlin)]

  • lithograph on paper 90.5×64.0cm

Synchronous Clock [design ca. 1910 (Peter Behrens)+++ production after1929 (AEG-Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft)]

  • brass,metal 11.0Φ31.0cm

Electric Kettle [design 1909 (Peter Behrens); production 1909-32 (AEG-Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft)]

  • nickel-plated brass, cane, wood 22.8×21.2×15.4cm(1.75L)

[Audio Guide]

The AEG (Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft, or General Electricity Company) was founded in Germany during the rapid industrialization at the end of the 19th century. By the start of the 20th century it had become one of the major manufacturers of electrical goods. At that time the AEG commissioned designs from Behrens, who having first aspired to become an artist, was active in the fields of architecture and graphic design. This was an age in which the form that industrial goods’ design should take had yet to be determined. Behrens and the AEG aimed to create the style of the age, improving the tastes of society as a whole by providing utensils with a high artistic value for widespread use in daily life. Determined by three options in each of the categories of shape, material, surface finish and size, thirty types of electric kettle designed by Behrens were made commercially available in 1909. By integrating new functions with previous goods and combining interchangeable parts, these kettles were an evolution of such commodities, and pioneered the mass-produced appliances of today.

The Kiss [1898]

  • print on paper (originql is woodcut) 19.0×15.2cm

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