Martin Freyer Rosenthal Black Plisse Vase


Designer: Martin Freyer

Manufacturer: Rosenthal AG

Materials: Black bisque porcelain with glazed interior 

Country of origin: Germany

Date: 1960s/1970s

Dimensions: 4.75” H x 5.5” W x 5.5” D

Condition: Excellent. 

Martin Freyer was an architect, graphic designer [he created the Volkswagen VW logo in 1938] stage designer, textile and wallpaper designer, photographer, painter, teacher, and a freelance designer of glass and porcelain for Rosenthal from 1964 to 1974. Many of Rosenthal's studio-linie or Studio Line, which included this vase, aimed to make the surfaces of objects the decoration, dispensing with color altogether. Freyer's 1968 "Pleated" vases appear to be made of fine pleated fabric, gently enveloping the stems of the flowers held within.