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June 01, 2005

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A 'new' designer at 98 years old, Eva Zeisel has left an undeniable imprint on the world of contemporary design.

Eva_z_1 With a current survey at the Hillwood Museum & Gardens in Washington, D.C. and a launch by Crate & Barrel of her "Classic Century" dinnerware, Eva Zeisel, at 98, is finally on the road to becoming a household name designer. Achieving that mass recognition goes hand in hand with creating objects for the masses, something Zeisel's done since the 1930s. Long, long before the Targets of the world even existed much less popularized the democratization of design, Zeisel backed up the trend by delivering her signature sensual curves through Sears, Roebuck and the Hall China Company.

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