C.F. Møller Design, part of one of Scandinavia’s largest architectural practices, has created ‘Enso’ a set of architecturally stacking tableware for aida, “made in the whitest of porcelains for a clean design expression”.
“Enso means circle in Japanese, and the circle and the soft curves characterize the design and unite the Nordic design tradition with inspiration from the Asian roots of tea rituals.” says C.F. Møller Design.
“The beautiful curves that close in at the top not only have an aesthetic but also a practical function: It makes the cups fit the hands snuggly and does not allow the heat and aroma to escape.”
“A special feature is the stacking of the different pieces, which can be done in a multitude of imaginative configurations that take on a positively architectural expression – like small high-rise towers that can be re-invented every day.”
The set includes a selection of cups: an espresso cup, an ordinary coffee/tea cup and a thermal cup without a handle. Also available are a sugar bowl, cream jug, carafe and teapot. There are plates in three different sizes, a cereal bowl and a serving dish.
The cups also have lids, which double as egg cups. There is only one saucer, which matches all three types of cup. Saucers and plates can also be used as bowl lids, for example, when storing food in the refrigerator, and the rounded design makes this tableware particularly easy to clean.
Enso is being launched at the Formex fair in Stockholm August 13 to 16, 2014.