Teapot detail from PORCA MISERIA! CHANDELIER 1994
Ingo Maurer (German , born 1932)
“The Porca Miseria! Chandelier is both a revolt against the slickness of contemporary design and Maurer’s celebration of cinematic slow-motion explosions, like those seen in Michelangelo Antonioni’s filn Zabriskie Point (1970).”
In Italian the name means “Miserable Sow”. Some say it means “Damn It!”. Designer Ingo Maurer made the chandelier as a humorous expression of anger.
MoMA, New York City, NY