NORM Kettle Teapot
NORM Kettle Teapot is a fusion of simple Asian Zen-philosophy and modern Scandinavian architecture.
Designers Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn, “Tea is so much more than just a cup of hot water, and we felt that all the healthy benefits – and the sky high “cosy factor” of tea, deserved a new teapot. One where you can actually see the brewing”.
The glass kettle lets you witness the whole brewing process and watch as the transparent water turns green, red, or yellow, and full of flavour. As an elegant detail the tea egg is placed right in the middle of the pot, fully visible, attached to a silicone string. When the brewing is complete, you pull the egg out of the water using the silicon string.Designers Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn, “It was the traditional red silk cord, used in old books, that led us to the idea of a silicone cord. And to stay in the well known world of tea, we placed a small mark at the end of the string, just like the ones on regular teabags”.
MENU Kettle Teapot brings together different traditions in one teapot and allows you to enjoy the ancient custom of tea drinking – in a new and modern way.
Minimalism is not a modern style. Minimalism has been the norm in many cultures all over the globe since the beginning of civilization. People have strived continually for material poverty as a way to inner luxury. Reduction and perfection have been the main goal for both craftsmen and inventors – because avoiding the irrelevant meant emphasising the important.
All too often people think of design in terms of added grandness. But it is often the plain or the reduced that is the most striking.
In our work we aim for geometrical purity, a simple naturalness and a reduced authenticity for a sense of calm and repose. We want to arrive at the maximum of expressivity with the minimum of expression. In an era dripping with images, forms and sound, to reduce ends up being the most eloquent gesture.
We try to balance the visual, the tactile and the sensual to create an unusual but harmonious experience. We bridge the masculine and the feminine with an obsessive attention to detail. And we aim at creating functional objects that do not only meet the need, but also provide joy. We call it soft minimalism.
We strive for timelessness in our work. Tendencies come and go. Products should not only be durable because they are made from good materials. They should also be aesthetically durable in the sense that you can keep on looking at them and continue to find them interesting.