In 1926, the Kispester-Granit factory in Budapest hired Eva Zeisel, who was 20 years old at the time, as a designer. It was only her first job, but the company was so impressed with her initial work that they created a special art department for her. The employees, who normally produced ceramic sinks, all wanted to work with Zeisel as she brought elegant vases, whimsical rhinoceros-shaped ashtrays and beautiful teapots into the product mix. The factory closed her department after just one year, but the experience sparked a brilliant career. Almost 60 years later, Zeisel returned to the factory and designed the Granit Collection (1983). Though widely exhibited, the set â€“ which features her signature fluid, sensuous curves â€“ wasnâ€™t put into production until 2009. DWR worked closely with Zeisel to ensure that Granit adheres to her exacting standards. â€œI like the way the very thin, hard edges of the plates change into a soft, inviting bellybutton,â€ she said. â€œAll the pieces together make a very nice family.â€ The plates and bowls each feature a dimple in the center, and their matte white finish offers a neutral backdrop for culinary delights. This collection is food, microwave and dishwasher safe. Made in China. White Eva Zeisel: Eva Zeisel Granit Teapot.