Eva Zeisel is one of the 20th century's best-known industrial designers. Lately interest in her work has reached a new peak. Crate & Barrel recently re-released a line of her china designed in 1952 (Classic Century; crateandbarrel.com), and, this week, Washington, D.C.'s Hillwood Museum and Gardens (hillwoodmuseum.org) will open a retrospective of her work. Not that her career is behind her: the 98-year-old is hard at work on new vases and table-wear for companies like KleinReid (kleinreid.com) and Nambe (nambe.com). We should all be so prolific.

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