Wolfgang Tümpel
Coffee Pot

Wolfgang Tümpel (German, 1903-1978)
Coffee Pot 1928
silver, ivory
9.25 x 9.63 x 5″
Kamm Collection 2014.102.3

Wolfgang Tümpel trained as a goldsmith and later studied at the Bauhaus school in Weimar from 1922-1925. He left the school and moved to Halle/Saale, where he continued his training as a silversmith at the Burg Giebichenstein Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Applied Arts). Being both a goldsmith and silversmith, Wolfgang Tümpel was also a pioneering industrial designer, offering standardized designs for mass production. His elegant and functional designs unite the formal language of the Bauhaus with the standardization principles advocated by Burg Giebichenstein.

This silver coffee pot is a unique piece and was made at Tümpel’s workshop that was founded in Halle in 1927.