The British Museum collection has over two million records. The search is intuitive and now offers suggestions as you type. The following selection are some beautifully designed coffee-pots with that clean, elegant nordic appeal.

Coffee Pot Designed by Arne Jacobsen

Coffee pot, from the ‘Cylinda-Line’ series; stainless steel; cylindrical; with black, plastic handle and large close-fitting lid.

Earthenware Coffee Pot designed by Edward Hald

Earthenware coffee-pot, cast,of tapering form, the domed lid surmounted by a loop handle, with transfer-printed decoration of stylised leaves in blue on a white glazed ground. Factory mark. Made in Rörstrand Porcelain Factory, 1919, Sweden.

Coffee Pot designed by Grethe Meyer

Coffee-pot with lid from the ”Blue Line’ series, earthenware, cast, glazed white all over, with a thin blue line painted round the rim and sunken lid to enable stacking. Made in Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Factory.

Glazed Coffee Pot designed by Stig Lindberg

Stoneware coffee pot, cast, wide cylindrical base with narrower incurved neck and flat lid. Original paper label on the body. Covered with deep red matt glaze. Factory mark. Factory of: Gustavsberg Porcelain Factory. Designed by: Stig Lindberg

Silver Coffee set designed by Wiwen Nilsson

The coffee set was included by Arthur Hald and Sven Erik Skawonius in their volume, ‘Contemporary Swedish Design. A survey in pictures

‘Form 24’ coffee-set designed by Henning Koppel

‘Form 24’ was designed as a tea and coffee service by Koppel in 1962 and was extended to a full service in 1968 and named ‘Form 678’. The service is made from thin porcelain and is entirely undecorated, in keeping with Koppel’s view on modern design. On being told that the ware was too thin to survive a dishwasher, Koppel replied ‘Then just wash it by hand,’

Silver coffee-pot designed by Hans Bunde

Bunde was one of a number of artists and sculptors employed by Cohr in the post-war period. This tea service was exhibited at the 10th Triennale in Milan in 1954. Made in Denmark.

‘Thermodan’ coffee-set designed by Axel Brüel

The ‘Thermodan’ coffee-set was one of Brüel’s better known designs for Lyngby. The handleless design got rid of the problems associated with making handles from porcelain and also saved space in the kitchen cupboard. Instead, the slim shape and the ridged decoration around the centre of the exterior helped with grip.

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