Teapot with an untraditional combination of materials
New teapot from Menu combines classical porcelain with modern silicone.
It may not be obvious to use two materials that are so very different as porcelain and silicone in the same product. Nonetheless, this is precisely the combination selected by designer Pernille Vea for Menu’s new teapot. The result is a teapot that is simultaneously modern and timeless. The simple white teapot has a surprisingly fresh and highly Scandinavian expression that is emphasised by the lid’s spring green colour that leads one’s thoughts to beech and birch trees in spring.
The teapot has a 1.5 litre capacity and is made of delicate New Bone China porcelain and silicone, which fit very well together. “I selected the two materials because they both have a special glow that makes the simple classic design more accommodating. The silicone wrap on the base also serves a practical function. It provides insulation, so that you can place the hot teapot on the table without damaging the table’s surface,” explains designer Pernille Vea.
The teapot’s lid includes a large and practical built-in tea infuser that is easily and discretely lifts into a small groove in the top when the tea is finished brewing. The tea infuser can be fully disassembled, making it easy to clean after use.
Pernille Vea has also designed a cafetiere for coffee drinkers with a similar design and materials, as well as a thermo cup that matches the cafetiere and teapot.
Design: Pernille Vea
Materials: New Bone China porcelain, silicone, chrome-plate zinc alloy