I consider myself to be an amateur tea connoisseur, not so much about actual tea leaves. More so on the entire experience of making tea. Electric kettles, teapots, cups, etc. I have a whole cupboard filled with various tea sets and I’m so ready to throw down some cash to obtain TeaForTwo by designer David Pickett. They’re modern, handmade, 100% ceramic with a simple, functional yet elegant design. The main teapot with the exaggerated spout is genius. Love it. Fits me to a “tea”.

Designer: David Pickett


  • Carolina Zhang says:

    I argue that this design is contemporary, but NOT modern. The design is lovely to look at and much like Baroque is is not functional.

    How is this design “genius”? The fist thing I think is that the hands will be burned. No handle? This design excludes the elderly and people with arthritis. The whole theory of “modern” design, is to strip a product of frivolous ornamentation and address the basic functions of a product. Moreover, to integrate design as a feature that adds ease and raises the user experience quality. One could argue that good looks heighten the user experience, but the same can be said for the gaudy Rococo era.

    You openly admit that you don’t even really drink tea but instead have a fetishistic obsession with the objects it is served in, thus taking away any ethos from your commentary. Perhaps your time would be better spent experiencing tea, instead of the meaningless consumption that results from it.

  • Yuu says:

    As someone who drinks tea and enjoys the process of preparing tea, I disagree with the description. This set neither exceeds in being elegant or functional.

    As far as I can tell from the pictures, the actual tea pot is merely just a vase with a spout. No lid to cover it and preserve heat, no handle to hold the pot by (unless you are to hold onto a heavy vessel like this by the rim area, which would be quite dangerous), and no strainer which indicates we are to use tea bags only. It may as well be a mug honestly(rendering the inclusion of cups worthless).

    Were the set be crafted from borosilicate double-walled glass however, it would surely be slightly more functional and pleasing to the eye.

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