London-based designer Tom Dixon is known for using resilient metals like copper as the centrepiece of his projects. Earlier this year he released a range of stationery made of copper-plated zinc alloy, and back in 2014 he finished off the interior of the Mondrian London hotel at South Bank's Sea Containers with a dramatic 68-metre copper hull.
His latest metallic project pays homage to the social ritual of coffee making, and much like the designer's six-piece spun brass tea set, Brew has been designed with these processional aspects in mind. The minimally designed set includes products for every stage of the ceremony, from cafetiere to biscuit tin, and is made from stainless steel finished with a film of vapourised copper to give it a sleek high-gloss finish. Explains Dixon, the set acknowledges 'coffee making as a form of art and coffee drinking as an elevated occasion, a ceremonial performance that merits time and reverence'.
'Brew is a celebration of the coming together of heat, steam, water and coffee grounds – a tribute to the mysteries of modern-day coffee ceremony,' adds the designer, who has also recently teamed up with Maison Pierre Marcolini to design the brick-inspired packaging for a new range of chocolates and macarons, which will go on sale in September.
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