Design is fine. History is mine.

Imagine a time with no computers.

Peter Schlumbohm, Coffeemaker, 1941. Glas, wood, leather. Made by Chemex, USA. Via Hagley digital 1+2  

It was designed to be easy to grasp, like a chemistry beaker. The form of the human hand itself thus dictated its shape, at least insofar as the central hand-hold was concerned. The evocation of the “hourglass” female shape was probably incidental. Via Brooklyn Museum

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