Tea Service for Alberto Alessi

Our intention was to superimpose anthropomorphic elements onto ideal, platonic, solids so as to demonstrate the ambivalence we felt endemic to an epoch informed by Post-Modernist, historicist, tendencies, as well as the memory of a recently diminished Modernist state.

We felt that ideal solids — cylinders, spheres, cubes, etcetera, were ideal to carry the “weight: of the brief, while the parts one might touch — handles, for instance, could well employ bodily parts, since they were utilized by human beings, in any case to relate to such things.

Our first intention was to have the bodily parts naturally colored (flesh tones), but ultimately we succumbed to “good taste” (I still regret it), and allowed the tea service to be manufacture entirely in sterling silver.