Rosenthal TAC Stripes / form and design: Walter Gropius
The TAC collection, which was created in 1969 and named after Gropius’ Boston office ‘The Architects Collaborative’, is one of the most successful porcelain series in the world. Its minimalist design, the use of simple hemispheres for both pot and cups, and the playfulness of triangle and square shapes all remain true to Bauhaus tradition. For the Bauhaus anniversary in 2019, Rosenthal is reviving the first of Walter Gropius’ Stripes designs, which was introduced on white porcelain in 1970, by creating a limited-edition tea set in the style of this design in black porcelain. The fine, hand-drawn lines are an amalgamation of free craftsmanship and precise geometric form. Shiny metallic powder platinum surfaces and a hand-made decorative finish in gold leaf give the black porcelain a captivating glow. Plates and cups in the collection are limited to 2019. The teapot, milk jug and sugar bowl are available exclusively in a set of three, of which stock is limited to 100.