TAC Highball by Rosenthal
Rosenthal's TAC glassware is derived from Walter Gropius's designs for the TAC 02 dinnerware. It embodies the Bauhaus style of a minimalist, geometric simplicity that combined functionality and elegance.
Material: Leaded Crystal
Measurements: 6.25", 21 oz.
Walter Gropius was born in Berlin in 1883 and died in Boston in 1969. He founded The Architects Collaborative Inc. (TAC), Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1946. Gropius studied architecture in Berlin and Munich. In 1918 he was called to Weimar where, as Director of the Academy of Art and of the School of Applied Arts, he founded the Staatliche Bauhaus. From 1937 to 1952 he taught at Harvard University. As co-founder of the Deutscher Werkbund and as spiritual father of Bauhaus, Gropius had a major influence upon twentieth century artistic endeavor. He constructed production facilities for Rosenthal at Selb and Amberg and also designed the timeless TAC 1 tea service.
WARNING: Consuming foods or beverages that have been kept or served in leaded crystal products will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
The TAC Glassware collection is available here.
The TAC 02 Dinnerware is available here.
The Rosenthal brand is available here.