Chemex Coffee Maker

Chemex Coffee Maker

1941
Designer
Peter Schlumbohm, American, 1896-1962
Born: Germany
Manufacturer
Chemex Corporation
Work Locations: New York, NY
Active Dates: Established 1939
Country
United States
coffee maker
Pyrex glass, wood, and leather
Bequest of Myron B. Hochstetler
1970.118
Peter Schlumbohm (American). Chemex Coffee Maker. 1941. Pyrex glass, wood, and leather. Bequest of Myron B. Hochstetler. 1970.118.
Dimensions
height: 9.5 in, 24.1300 cm; diameter: 6 in, 15.2400 cm
Inscription
Chemex, U.S.Patent 2.411.340, made in U.S.A.
Department
Architecture and Design
Collection
Architecture and Design

Peter Schlumbohm
American, born Germany, 1896–1962
Chemex Coffee Maker
1941
Pyrex glass, wood, and leather
Manufactured by Chemex Corporation, New York, NY
Bequest of Myron B. Hochstetler, 1970.118

Peter Schlumbohm, a chemist-inventor, applied scientific solutions to the problems of making coffee. The Chemex Coffee Maker replicates a process of filtration adapted in the laboratory. This was the first of a line of “products for the Chemist’s Kitchen” that Schlumbohm developed over the next two decades. 

Known Provenance
Bequeathed from Myron B. Hochstetler to the Denver Art Museum.
Exhibition History
  • "What Is Modern?" — Denver Art Museum, 10/30/2010 - 3/24/2013