Midwinter Modern cup

Details
Object number
AIBDC : 005394
Country
Date
1957

Description

Part of a pale blue tea set manufactured by W R Midwinter Ltd, which won the Council of Industrial Design 'Design of the Year' award in 1957. Its designers, A.H.Woodfall and John Vale, were members of the British Industrial Plastics Product Design Unit, Oldbury Birmingham. Melmex, the material from which the set is made,was British Industrial Plastics Chemicals Limited's tradename for Melamine. The set comprises 6 cups. This kind of tableware was popular during the 50s and 60s for its bright colours and 'unbreakable' quality. It later lost favour due to the fact it stained easily and so is now mainly used for picnics. For the rest of the set see AIBDC : 0_6619. Information has been added to this record as a result of the Ten Most Wanted research project: http://www.10most.org.uk/artefact/midwinter-tea-set, where additional information relating to it can be found.
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Dimensions
Height
70mm
Diameter
90mm
Colour Note
pale