Charles Gwathmey and Robert Siegel were part of the original group of nine architects, Nan Swid and Addie Powell invited to design a line of functional but beautiful tabletop accessories for their new company, Swid Powell in November 1982. Gwathmey Siegel also designed Tuxedo, which became the best selling dinnerware line for Swid Powell including a full range of serving pieces. The Courtney Bud Vase and a corresponding Courtney Candlestick, were their first designs in silver as companion pieces to their dinnerware collection. Note photo from the Swid Powell: Objects by Architects book by Annette Tapert featuring a photo of the designers with their dinnerware and silver collection along with the original drawing for the Courtney Bud Vase and candlestick on the opposite page.
Signature: No longer in production. Circa 1980. Stamped with maker's mark, "GS", "Silver Plate" and "Swid Powell". In very good condition. Only one available.
Image rights: ©The Modern Archive 2016
Manufacturer: Swid Powell
Acquired directly from Swid Powell