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‘Aureola’ tea set by Luca Nichetto and Lera Moiseeva for Mjölk (CA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.06.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

'Aureola' tea set by Luca Nichetto and Lera Moiseeva for Mjölk, photo: © Mjölk

‘Aureola’ tea set by Luca Nichetto and Lera Moiseeva for Mjölk, photo: © Mjölk

By observing how tea is consumed in Russia, Venetian designer Luca Nichetto noticed that the infuse is served not in cups, but in small bowls without a handle, and realized how this one small detail gave more solemnity to the whole ritual.

 

 

'Aureola' tea set by Luca Nichetto and Lera Moiseeva for Mjölk, photo: © Mjölk

‘Aureola’ tea set by Luca Nichetto and Lera Moiseeva for Mjölk, photo: © Mjölk

The Aureola tea set is composed of a main body, a tea filter, and two cups that can be stacked for storage. The set is made in fine porcelain colored in mass and the pigments, obtained from metal powders, are commonly used to create fine oriental lacquers.

 

'Aureola' tea set by Luca Nichetto and Lera Moiseeva for Mjölk, photo: © Mjölk

‘Aureola’ tea set by Luca Nichetto and Lera Moiseeva for Mjölk, photo: © Mjölk

“As the heat propagates from the center of the bowl towards the outside, so the energy aura of the people involved in the sharing rite seems to expand in wider circles towards the others.” says Nichetto. “From this image takes its name the tea set Aureola, which has on its surface the signs that graphically represent this concept.”

 

'Aureola' tea set by Luca Nichetto and Lera Moiseeva for Mjölk, photo: © Mjölk

‘Aureola’ tea set by Luca Nichetto and Lera Moiseeva for Mjölk, photo: © Mjölk

The idea of designing a tea set came from Nichetto’s personal research, started long ago and developed together with Russian designer Lera Moiseeva, on the ancient and modern sharing rituals that, even nowadays, play an important role in the social relationships in several countries.

 

'Aureola' tea set by Luca Nichetto and Lera Moiseeva for Mjölk, photo: © Mjölk

‘Aureola’ tea set by Luca Nichetto and Lera Moiseeva for Mjölk, photo: © Mjölk

Aureola will be shown at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Toronto, Canada from June 27th to September 16th, 2014.

 

to the Luca Nichetto website

 

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