Eva Zeisel’s new teapot, cream jug, sugar bowl, and salt and pepper shakers for Royal Stafford
If it seems like Eva Zeisel has been getting a lot of publicity lately, well, it’s no wonder. The legendary designer has continued to produce her signature curvy ceramics while hitting a string of milestone birthdays (she turned 101 last November), a combination that, obviously, no journalist can resist. To wit:
Zeisel, who is still working at 98, has designed beautiful objects and tableware for nearly 80 years. (The Washington Post, April 23, 2005)
The irrepressible Zeisel — one of the 20th century’s first industrial designers, and a leading force, still, in American design — is, at nearly 100, busier, more productive, and more celebrated than ever. (The Boston Globe, June 23, 2005)
She turns 100 on Nov. 13, and Eva Zeisel is still designing (though she hates the word “still”). (The New York Times, October 8, 2006)
The designer Eva Zeisel, now 100 years old, is still at work . . . (The New York Times, March 1, 2007)
Zeisel’s latest is a dinnerware collection—her first in more than 20 years—for the English company Royal Stafford. Called One-O-One (get it?), the line is now available from Bloomingdales (and for pretty reasonable prices; items retail for between $25 and $110).
Zeisel’s Rockland Bowl
For more on Zeisel, be sure to read Metropolis’s 2001 feature “The Playful Search for Beauty,” which, although it was published when Zeisel was a youthful 94, neatly captures the willpower and love of life that keep her going after all these years.