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Multi-Material Tea Sets

Norman Foster Crafted a Tea Set for Stelton Using Combined Elements

— February 15, 2018 — Art & Design
British Architect Norman Foster crafted a tea set for Danish label Stelton using a blend of materials including porcelain, glass and stainless steel. The collection offers a selection of tableware used for evening usage such as wine goblets, bowls, a carafe, and a tray. There is also a broadened selection of sugar bowls, thermos flasks, water jugs, and coffee cups, crafted from both porcelain and glass. Although there is a difference in materials used, when they are put together, the shapes take a soft and round silhouette. Foster uses the term "power of the curve" to describe this result.

Norman Foster's wine glasses are coated with a stainless steel exterior, with an inner surface resembling a golden color due to a copper-tinged. The tray's bottom is copper and the surface is a mirrored silver color with a fluid structure. The bowl's unique design takes on an asymmetrical shape with a wider rim. All of the pieces will be at the Ambiente trade fair for display in Frankfurt until February 13.


Image Credit: Norman Foster
Trend Themes
1. Blended Materials - The use of a blend of different materials in product design offers opportunities for unique aesthetics and functionality.
2. Multi-purpose Tableware - Designing tableware that serves multiple functions provides innovative solutions for versatile dining experiences.
3. Fluid Structures - Creating products with fluid and dynamic structures opens up possibilities for visually striking and aesthetically pleasing designs.
Industry Implications
1. Home Decor - The home decor industry can explore the use of blended materials to create distinctive and eye-catching products.
2. Hospitality - The hospitality industry can benefit from multi-purpose tableware to enhance guest experiences and optimize space usage.
3. Luxury Goods - The luxury goods industry can leverage fluid structures to create high-end and artistic products that appeal to affluent consumers.
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