Elegant details, subtle graphics and a simplicity of form. All combined to give this understated range a timeless appeal. I love the way that the black and white colour scheme is punctuated with that bold dash of deep red.
This is Red Top, designed by Marianne Westman for Rorstrand, Sweden. Made in the 1950s, Red Top somehow manages to be typical of the design style of the 1950s, and also still be modern-looking today.
Looking at websites that carry images of Marianne Westman's work, it would seem that Red Top and other ranges by the designer are much admired in Japan. I wonder if it's the purity of style that appeals to collectors there. It's certainly one of my personal favourites.