Industrial designer Marc Newson has created a constrained-edition silver tea service for Danish metalware brand Georg Jensen, which functions handles made from mammoth tusks and carries a 6-figure value tag.
There are only ten editions of the 5-piece set available, every single of which fees £100,000 and will be produced to order in the company’s Copenhagen workshop.
Featuring a tea pot, a coffee pot, a creamer, a sugar bowl and a tray, the set has been made from hand-hammered silver.
The edge of the tray and the bases of the tea and coffee pots are wrapped in rattan, and handles that lengthen out from the side of the pots are created from “responsibly sourced” mammoth tusk.
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A half moon cutout on the leading of the pots homes a sliding lid, moved by a small pill-shaped manage.
This is London-primarily based Newson’s 1st partnership with the 111-yr-old brand, and the result of a six-month-prolonged layout and engineering method that brought with each other craftsmanship and fast 3D prototyping.
In accordance to a statement from the company, the really initial set was hand-hammered by a third generation silversmith whose grandfather had worked alongside founder Georg Jensen.
“Marc Newson was, for me, truly the only selection to design and style a new tea service for Georg Jensen,” explained CEO David Chu.
“By way of his unparalleled, varied experiences in industrial layout, tackling this kind of profound and elemental subjects as velocity and motion, architecture, and the recording of the passage of time, and possessing begun his profession as a sculptor, as did Georg Jensen, who else but Marc could bring to this domestic, modest and practical family of tea related objects the gravitas, the feeling of universality, the harmony of domesticity and ceremony?”
Newson – who joined the Apple layout group at the finish of 2014 – has made a variety of luxury objects from a retractable fountain pen for Hermès and a assortment of pens with nibs plated in uncommon metals for Montblanc, to a constrained-edition samurai sword.
Earlier this 12 months, the Australian designer’s Lockheed Lounge retained its title as the world’s most expensive design object, soon after promoting for a lot more than £2 million at auction.
Georg Jensen’s previous designer collaborations have included Aldo Bakker and Scholten & Baijings.