Rosenthal Tongue tea service/design: Bethan Laura Wood
Inspired by the combination of the lid and handle on Walter Gropius’ TAC teapot, British designer Bethan Laura Wood created a tea set that is both striking and expressive in homage to the iconic original. A distinctive slender handle, the rim of which protrudes over the lid, and a spout featuring a sunken relief create the linear body of the pot. The teapot lid, with its profiled upturned shape, is in dialogue with the handle. The design marries linear architectural forms with the playful frivolity of the 1970s, creating wonderfully captivating pieces.
The tea service Tongue is available in the limited-edition colour variants Pelican (Chewing Gum – Hot Coral – Peacock) and Peacock (Mild Turquoise – Peacock – Clay).
Bethan Laura Wood (*1983) studied product design at the Royal College of Art in London. Since she graduated in 2009, she has been harnessing her passion for colour, detail and materials to create expressive and exceptionally creative designs in her studio. Installations and works for brands such as Hermés, Bitossi Ceramiche, Kvadrat, Perrier Jouet and Moroso are a testament to her versatility. In addition the Brit has already exhibited her work at the V&A Museum of Childhood in London, the Swiss Institute New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo.