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Little Dripper Coffee Set by MICHAEL GRAVES x SWID POWELL, USA, 1980s

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The Little Dripper is a complete drip coffee set designed in 1987 by Michael Graves, the great icon of American post-modern design and architecture. It is the perfect companion for the coffee conscious person. A rare piece, even rarer as a complete set, it is now found in many American and European museums collections. This complete set contains a lidded coffee pot with drip spout, a lidded sugar bowl with spoon and a creamer. Spheres standing on cross bases in maroon, and decorated with green wavy lines and dots. Made in porcelain and manufactured from 1989 to 1990 by Swid Powell, another benchmark in American Post-Modern history.

Enameled and gilt porcelain.


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Established in 1982 by Nan Swid and Addie Powell after meeting at Knoll where they both worked, SWID POWELL company produced iconic tableware designs, mostly Porcelain dinnerware and silver designed by the heroes of Post Modern architecture and design.

The company as worked with Ettore Sottsass, Michael Graves, Zaha Hadid, George Sowden, Frank Gehry, Robert Venturi, Elsa Rady, Richard Meier, Steven Holl, Philip Johnson, Stanley Tigerman and even the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

In 2008 the Yale University Art Gallery made an exhibition dedicated to the company.

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