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2017

Cubic Coffee Service, 1927

This is a Cubic Coffee service. It was designed by Erik Magnussen and manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated 1927. Its medium is silver with gilding and ivory.

Erik Magnussen’s Cubic coffee service for Gorham is radically different from the more traditional work he produced independently. Introduced in November 1927 as “The Lights and Shadows of Manhattan,” the set visually connects to skyscraper furniture and objects produced that year.

It is credited Lent by Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc., 1991.126.488.

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Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 21.4 × 54.6 × 34 cm (8 7/16 × 21 1/2 × 13 3/8 in.)

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