Limited edition Cupola tea sets/design: Mario Bellini
In Cupola, the renowned Milanese architect Mario Bellini has created one of the most striking sets in Rosenthal’s history. With a limited-edition new version of two tea sets in stylish gift packaging, Rosenthal celebrates the avant-garde design that combines the cupola as a defining design element with other forms from classical architecture.
The tea set consists of 21 pieces and is available in black or white porcelain. It includes a teapot for six people, six teacups, six breakfast plates, a sugar bowl and a milk jug. The characteristic handle on the teapot and teacups and the exciting interplay of semi-gloss and glazed surfaces are particularly eye-catching. The set has limited availability, with only 99 (white) and 49 (black) sets produced.
Mario Bellini (born 1935) graduated from the Milan Polytechnic in 1959 and has worked as an architect and product designer ever since. He has designed numerous pieces of furniture and furnishing accessories and created prominent architectural landmarks such as the trade fair district of Portello in Milan, the Villa Erba Exhibition and Congress Centre in Cernobbio (Como), the Tokyo Design Centre in Japan, the Natuzzi Americas Headquarters in the United States and the Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt am Main. The Museum of Modern Art in New York houses 25 of his works in its permanent collection and he is an eight-time winner of the Compasso d’Oro. From 19 January to 19 March 2017, the Triennale Design Museum in Milan is holding a retrospective exhibition dedicated to him entitled “Mario Bellini. Italian Beauty.”