- When modernism goes bad
- Worcester Ware
- Manufacturers Location
- Height 25cm, rim diameter 23cm
Metal waste bin with floral sgraffito-style decoration
None, minor wear and tear
Why it's in the Collection
Worcester Ware bins and kitchenware became ubiquitous in the 1960s. Typically florid or in bright, playful designs, many like this bin blended a public appetite for bold modern design - bright colours or minimal lines -with a 'traditional' range of motifs. Popular designs included stylised flowers, Edwardian motorcars, Indian and Oriental subjects suggestive of Victorian Imperialism/mercantilism, and abstract compositions. This particular bin relates to the floral patterning applied to a plethora of Art and Crafts products, including those designed by W.G. Collingwood (1854-1932) for the Keswick School of Industrial Arts.