‘Tea and Coffee Tower’, designed by Denton Corker Marshall for Alessi.

Made by Alessi in Italy, Europe, 2003.

Melbourne-based architectural firm, Denton Corker Marshall (DCM), designed this tea and coffee set for the Italian design company, Alessi, in 2002. Made from silver (black-chrome finish) and yellow thermoplastic resin, it is one of twenty-two tea and coffee services in a series called ‘Tea & Coffee Towers’, that Alessi released in 2003. Twenty-two internationally acclaimed architectural firms form Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA , which Alessi considered to be ‘fundamental to the debate on c...

Summary

2005/197/1
Tea and coffee tower consisting of a teapot, coffeepot, milk jug, sugar bowl, vase and tray, silver / thermoplastic resin, designed by Denton Corker Marshall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2002, made by Alessi, Italy, 2003

Stackable tea and coffee set comprising a teapot, coffeepot, milk jug, sugar bowl, vase and tray. All are made of sterling silver with exteriors finished in black chrome. The teapot and coffeepot have handles and spouts covered with yellow thermoplastic resin coating. There are four small white fabric circles adhered to the bases of the teapot, coffeepot, milk jug, sugar bowl and vase. The lids and bases interact to both link the elements when the set stands as a tower, and to change the way they sit on the tray and act as coasters for vessels placed directly on the table.

Production

Alessi 2003
Denton, Corker, Marshall 2002

Source

Purchased 2004
13 September, 2005

Cite this Object

'Tea and Coffee Tower', designed by Denton Corker Marshall for Alessi. 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 June 2017, <https://ma.as/354714>
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