‘tea with georg’ by scholten & baijings for georg jensenphoto by scheltens & abbenes

 

 

 

 

tea with georg’ is a tea and cake tableware service which has been designed by scholten & baijings for georg jensen— the collection’s name making a nod to the danish company’s founder, georg jensen. presented at spazio rossana orlandi as part of milan design week 2013, the set includes: a stainless steel teapot, tea warmer, porcelain cup and saucer, stainless steel espresso cup and saucer, creamer, sugar bowl, cake stand, cake platter and individual porcelain desert plates.the overall design of the pieces which encompass this set is based on studies the dutch duo has conducted on the tradition of the japanese tea ceremony which they have interpreted for western use. 

scholten & baijings: tea with georg for georg jensenthe tableware set includes porcelain and stainless steel piecesphoto by scheltens & abbenes

 

 

what forms the basis of the set are a stainless teapot with tea sieve and warmer which spake of georg jensen’s skilful metalwork and high degree of precision. in addition, there is a double-walled stainless steel espresso cup which is accompanied by a saucer which features an etched line detail executed in silver which runs through the centre of its surface. the use of porcelain and colored synthetics is also explored in which scholten & baijijngs have applied different textures and patterns. the porcelain plates have been hand decorated with light-blue color gradients which come in two variations:  one with the gradual hue change starting from the inside out, and vice versa.