Carl Hugo Pott – German Metal Worker and Silversmith Designer

Carl Pott studied design and metallurgy at technical school in Solingen and Forschungsinitut unf Profieramt für Edelmetalle, Schwäbisch-Gmünd.


He followed in the footsteps of his father. He became interested in the ideas of the Deutscher Wekund, the Bauhaus and other modern architecture trends in Germany during the 1920s. He changed the nature of the products of the business entirely into plain, unadorned forms. He abandoned the heavily decorated work of that time.

After World War 2, his designs and those of others commissioned by him were widely published, repeatedly winning awards. The other designers included; Josef Hoffman, Herman Gretsch, Wilhelm Wagenfield, Elisabeth Treskow and Don Wallance.

Cutlery (model 2722)


At the 1937 Paris ‘Exposition Internationale des Art et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne,’ he gained a diploma of honour. A silver medal at the Triennale di Milano in 1940 and numerous prizes at the Milan, Düsseldorf, Brussels and Ljubljana competitions.



Carl Hugo Pott, fondue forks

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