WMFMax & Moritz (1952), Wilhelm Wagenfeld
Founded in 1853 by Daniel Straub and the brothers Schweizer as ‘Metallwarenfabrik Straub & Schweizer’, WMF is a German tableware manufacturer. In 1880 Straub & Schweizer merged with another German company to be renamed the Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF). By 1900 WMF was the world’s largest producer and exporter of household metalware, specialized in the Jugendstil, or Art Nouveau style.
Designed in 1952 by Wilhelm Wagenfeld (the famous Bauhaus designer whose lamp also features on Wikiconic), the Max und Moritz salt and pepper shakers have made design history. The popular shape of shakers offer many advantages: the shape of the glass provides stability, the salt and pepper is loosed by the narrowing and remains distributable. The large opening makes it easier to fill. The insertable lid of the shaker is easily removed and replaced with slight pressure.
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