A harvest scene can be seen on the unglazed exterior surface: female and male figures, unclothed and wrapped in antique robes, go about their work in the cornfield. The special three-dimensional effect is created by the interplay of light and shadow. The motif of the HARVEST CUP is influenced by the classicist view of humanity and inspired by elements of Greek antiquity, but also an expression of the new body consciousness that was gaining strength during Siegmund Schütz's lifetime.

The reform movements of the early 20th century saw themselves as a reaction to the consequences of industrialization for people and their health. They propagated a return to a “natural way of life” and transfigured the “simple life” in the countryside as an ideal. The aim of physical culture was to provide people with exercise in the fresh air and sun to compensate for the impact of industrialization and urbanization .

Most Bauhaus members also understood a healthy body as an important part of their new lifestyle and began to design structures and rooms, devices and furniture, art and design that corresponded to, reflected and symbolized this. Like many ideas that existed in the early 20th century in the context of reform movements and trends of modernity, hygiene and physical well-being were a desirable goal for elite circles and the general public.

The special feel, physicality and plastic effect of the HARVEST CUP still fascinate today and make it a special KPM classic.