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Eva Zeisel: The Playful Search for Beauty
by Evan Orensten
on 19 April 2005
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The lines, shapes and colors of Eva Zeisel's accessible work have inspired us for decades. If you're not familiar with her sensual design a good place to start is this show that opens at the Hillwood Museum in Washington, D.C. on 19 April 2005 and is on view until 4 December 2005.

One of the most important women in design imho, Eva Zeisel is still creating at 98 years old. Her life is as fascinating as her work, including spending time in solitary in Russia when she was (falsely) accused of plotting to assassinate Stalin.

This show includes work not seen in other exhibitions. And if you're not into collecting her earlier work and want the easy way out, check out her new Classic Century collection for Crate&Barrel which brings back some of her best designs from her Century and Tomorrow's Classic patterns for Hall China in the 1950s, reproduced by Royald Stafford. You may also want to check out the Eva Zeisel Forum, which publishes a newsletter, or the Eva Zeisel Designs group on Yahoo.

Photos by Talisman K. Brolin

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