About this artwork
The use of sinuous coils differentiates this toast rack from Christopher Dresser’s more angular silver designs. In an era increasingly dominated by cheaply produced, low-quality goods, designers began considering how to improve both the design of objects and the conditions of the workers who made them. As a proponent for English design reform, Dresser sought to make high-quality goods in a variety of styles to appeal to a wide range of customers. This softer model may have enticed consumers who were not quite ready for the pointed starkness in some of Dresser’s more radical designs.
- Christopher Dresser (Designer)
- Toast Rack
- Sheffield (Object made in)
- 14.6 × 13.7 × 10.2 cm (5 11/16 × 5 3/8 × 4 in.)
- Harry and Maribel G. Blum Endowment