Marianne Brandt, a German painter, sculptor, photographer, and metalsmith, designed the teapot in 1924. Brandt trained as a painter then studied metalworking and design at the Bauhaus in Germany. She specialized in designing geometric household objects like ashtrays, teapots, and lamps. The teapot was handcrafted from nickel silver with ebony accents. The teapot never made it to mass production but is still seen today as an iconic object representing the Bauhaus Movement.