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  • Literature

    Hatje Cantz, Zaha Hadid. Architecture, exh. cat., MAK Vienna, 2003, p. 172

  • Catalogue Essay

    This set is a table sculpture composed of four elements: coffeepot, teapot, milk jug and tea caddy. The parts fit into one another and together form a whole, like a three-dimensional puzzle. The overall form changes, depending on whether the service is being used or not. Its mode of presentation is that of a compact structure that may be carried around easily. Formally the sculpture makes use of the idea of combining and contrasting outright vertical and horizontal objects. The teapot features a flat, wide organic form, while the coffeepot rises upward like a tower in a landscape. In their functional mode the objects are turned around and tilted. The axial position of each form may be changed in such a way that the spout is exposed and and an entirely new composition emerges.

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Rare and early tea and coffee service

designed 1997
White metal. 
Coffee pot: 26 cm. (10 1/4 in.) high
Produced by Sawaya & Moroni, Italy.  Number ten from an edition of ten.  Underside of each impressed with '10 SAWAYA/MORONI', '1801 MI' and '925'.  Comprising teapot, coffee pot, creamer and sugar pot (4). 

Estimate
£25,000 - 35,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £22,500

Design

25 Sept 2008, 2pm
London