I was inspired from Ernst and Hilla Becker’s photographs.
I designed a teapot and some table lights, based upon the industrial landscapes photographed by the Becker couple.
I wanted to make a teapot on a small stove and an incense smoker, like the following, but in a contemporary design.
Inspired by the Becker photographs, I found these forms combining porcelain and crystal.
I showed them to some art directors and adapted then some further. It should match to the needs of a brand working only in glass and who wished no decoration.
Then we talked more technical and commercial, and decided to exclude the teapot from this project because the company couldn’t make heat resistant glass. The brand director wanted to have some more table lights with the incense burner, and gave me also some technical recommendations for the feet.
Above : some of my sketches, which I then developed in a 3D CAD program.