“ My design, amid all the others, is different, the joker in the pack. It seeks to bear witness to an ancient, in fact very ancient, attitude: in our times, characterized by hyper-technological and hyper-sophisticated hyper-design, I sought to present a cheap and paradoxical sign, in which the material used was plain wood carved and gouged out with an awl. The project has virtually no design: it was described verbally and conceived together with a sculptor and woodcarver in the mountains, as a revisitation of a tradition that goes back almost beyond time.” - A. Mendini, April 2003
Tea set composed of teapot, milk jug, sugar bowl, 4 teacups with saucers for teacup, 4 spoons, tray.
Materials: wood carved by hand with inside in 925/1000 silver, wood carved by hand.
Production limited to 99 copies, plus 3 author’s proof copies