76.7 x 14.25 cm (30 3/16 x 5 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Copper, brass, wrought iron, ebony
Not On View
One of Britain’s most versatile and influential designers, Dresser-educated in both science and design-was also a teacher and writer. A firm believer in theories and principles of design, he also sought to express on a more abstract level the power of nature. A pioneer of Modernism and arguably Europe’s first industrial designer, Dresser embraced wholeheartedly the techniques of machine manufacturing, producing designs of great inventiveness for the decorative arts in all media.
1991, gift of Mrs. Frederick Heidelberger to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 20, 1991)
Gift of Mrs. Frederick Heidelberger in memory of her son, Herbert Heidelberger