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Don’t Call This Teapot Short or Stout

stainless steel teapot
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* Modern elegant teapot and coaster set
* High quality stainless steel 
* Soft white porcelain coaster

This elegant teapot and coaster set showcases the minimal yet unmistakable design aesthetic of Georg Jensen. Named for its founder, the famed Danish silversmith, Georg Jensen makes some of the world’s most celebrated functional housewares.

Artful yet totally usable on a daily basis, this “Helena” is designed by Spanish jewelry maker Helena Rohner, who brings her refined take on modern functionality to this everyday item. Rohner compares the sloping, slightly pointed shape of the teapot to a steamship, and uses the soft white coaster to balance out the rigidity of the stainless steel.

The teapot makes a great housewarming gift or hostess gift, and pairs really well with mid-century modern furnishings and a clean, minimalist kitchen design. The Helena actually strikes a great balance; beautiful enough to feel special, yet not so precious that it would end up sitting unused in a glass-fronted cabinet.

As further evidence that this teapot is designed to, well, actually make tea, the handle is ergonomically designed and easy to hold, while the accompanying white porcelain coaster fits under the teapot, to protect delicate surfaces.

Since ancient times the making and sharing of tea has had profound ceremonial value. The tea kettle, invented 700 years ago in Yuan Dynasty China, has been an important showcase for design and home aesthetics, even as it has remained functionally almost identical to its 13th-century prototypes. With its Brancusi-like compound curves, the Helena teapot from Georg Jensen beautifully combines modern design with traditional elegance.

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