Birch-wood Coffee Set

Andrea Branzi’s silver and birch-wood coffee set was our favourite thing at Design Art London, which took place last month. It isn’t new, but we’ve only just laid our hands on some pictures to show you. Instead of polishing the silver, Branzi dipped it in acid, giving the already thin material an incredibly delicate aesthetic. The silver is joined to the flaky birch wood handles with tiny metal screws. Designed by Branzi in 1995, only two of the 25-piece coffee sets have been made. They are available through Brussels-based Galerie Dewindt, along with the Italian designer’s birch-wood and silver vases, teapots and cups.

Designer: Andrea Branzi [ Via: Design London Fair (PDF File) ]