German metalworker and designer Peter Raacke (b. 1928).
He studied enamelwork, gold and silversmithing, and metalworking and glassware design at the Staatliche Zeichenakedemie in Hanau and metalworking and glassware design at the Werkschule in Cologne.
Hessische Metallwerke commissioned Raacke to produce metal cutlery, kitchen equipment, and cookware, most notably his “Mono-a” line (v-33), with silverware available in stainless steel and sterling silver. He also designed a line of cardboard furniture, the “Papp” series (1967), which included hexagonal-format modular seats, tables, and storage units, as well as stacking easy chairs (ill-69) made by Faltmobel Ellen Raacke using highly automated methods.
His work was featured at the Gewerbemuseum in Nuremberg’s ‘Gold und Silber, Schmuck und Gerät’ exhibition in 1971. Mono-a flatware was awarded the Bundespreis ‘Die gute Industrieform’ in 1973.
Hiesinger, K. B., & Bill, M. (1983). Design since 1945: published in conjunction with the exhibition “Design Since 1945”, Philadelphia Museum of Art, October 16, 1983, to January 8, 1984.
You may also be interested in
Michael Peters (1940 – ) is a British Graphic Designer and entrepreneur. Michael Peters and Partners, Michael Peters Group PLC, and Identica are among the design firms founded by Peters. After completing Luton Grammar School, Peters studied at the London School of Printing and Graphic Arts (now London College of Communication).
Gilbert Poillerat (1902 – 1988) was a French Designer and metalworker. Until 1921, he studied engraving at the École Boulle in Paris. Between 1921 and 1927, he worked as a designer and creator of wrought-iron furniture and furnishings for metalworker Edgar Brandt on Paris’s Rue Marat.