Designer: Martin Freyer
Manufacturer: Rosenthal AG
Materials: Black bisque porcelain with glazed interior
Country of origin: Germany
Dimensions: 4.75” H x 5.5” W x 5.5” D
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.