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2005/197/1 Tea and coffee service, 'Tea & Coffee Towers' series, 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. Click to enlarge.

‘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 ‘Tea & Coffee Towers’ released by Alessi 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 contemporary...

Summary

Object No.

2005/197/1

Object Statement

Tea and coffee service, 'Tea & Coffee Towers' series, 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

Physical Description

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. 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.

Marks

Stamped on the bases of the tea pot, coffeepot, milk jug, sugar bowl, vase and tray: 'ALESSI/ITALY/DENTON CORKER/MARSHALL/...illeg.../10-99', silver marks.There are four small white fabric circles adhered to the bases of the teapot, coffeepot, milk jug, sugar bowl and vase.

Production

Made

Alessi 2003

Designed

Denton, Corker, Marshall 2002

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 2004

Acquisition Date

13 September 2005

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Tea and Coffee Tower', designed by Denton Corker Marshall for Alessi 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 January 2019, <https://ma.as/354714>

Wikipedia

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