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Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum  Search this
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Published Date:
Thu, 06 Feb 2020 15:10:54 +0000
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Object of the Day
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Art Deco
metalwork
modernism
planets
stars
tableware
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<img width="640" height="516" src="https://www.cooperhewitt.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2015-5-9-a_d-700x564.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="Set of four, cube-shaped chrome-plated shakers with white plastic bases; the tops of two with engraved and pierced with a comet among stars, the comet&#039;s &quot;tail&quot; formed by three curved lines of holes; the other two shakers with engraved stars and holes forming the planet Saturn surrounded by a ring. Please scroll down to read the blog post about these objects." style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2015-5-9-a_d-700x564.jpg 700w, https://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2015-5-9-a_d-300x242.jpg 300w, https://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2015-5-9-a_d-170x137.jpg 170w, https://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2015-5-9-a_d.jpg 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" data-attachment-id="37368" data-permalink="https://www.cooperhewitt.org/2020/02/06/please-pass-the-planet/2015-5-9-a_d/" data-orig-file="https://www.cooperhewitt.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2015-5-9-a_d.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,825" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="2015-5-9-a_d" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://www.cooperhewitt.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2015-5-9-a_d-300x242.jpg" data-large-file="https://www.cooperhewitt.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2015-5-9-a_d-700x564.jpg" />The clean-lined geometric forms of these salt and pepper shakers show American modernism’s affinity for simplicity. During the 1930s the emergence of chromed metal, steel, and aluminum tableware coincided with the rise of modernist designs for everyday objects. These simple metal cubes were created with cost-effective manufacturing techniques, stamping and piercing, to create utilitarian and...
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