Aureola Tea Set
The Aureola Tea Set is designed by Luca Nichetto and Lera Moiseeva for Mjölk. The prototypes had been originally presented during the Totemica exhibition at the Instituto Italiano di Cultura in Toronto, Ontario, in 2014.
The Aureola Tea Set has been carefully crafted by Kihara Ceramics. The finish of the set, a glossy white, showcases the traditional glaze work of the studio. Kihara, a Japanese porcelain producing company based in Arita, Japan, has been hand-crafting ceramic wares for over 400 years.The company still produces work with techniques that have remained unchanged while also incorporating new technologies to enhance the nature of the material.
The tea set was designed based on research about ancient and modern tea sharing rituals that play a significant role in the social relationships in several countries. The tea ceremony represents an important tradition in many areas of the world, and particularly in Asia, influencing numerous other cultures. By observing how tea is consumed in Russia, Luca Nichetto has noticed that the infuse is served not in cups but in small bowls without the handle and realized how this small detail gives more solemnity to the whole ritual.
Set includes pot, strainer and two bowls.
Pot: Ø5" x H6.5 Strainer: Ø4" x H3" Cups: Ø4" x H2"
Luca Nichetto & Lera Moiseeva