The new Foster range brings together simple sculptural form and soft geometry, to create exceptionally crafted tableware for a wide range of settings. From wine carafes to espresso cups, each object is a response to its specific function, while embodying a shared language.
“There’s a wonderful ambiguity in the power of a curve, the power of a line, whether it is defining an individual, a building, a bridge, a skyline, or a vessel,” says Norman Foster, speaking about the new range. “They are all part of the same family, in a way. The issues of quality, workmanship and textures is common to all these different scales. In the end, it comes down to the elements that we touch, the interface of our daily lives. The translation of a design idea through prototyping and production, and the quality of those finishes is vital. Whether that is a mass manufactured product or a handcrafted object. The common denominator is the care and love that goes into it at every stage, creating a product that is going to be part of everyday lives.”
The range has an eclectic approach to materiality, tying together the unique characteristics of stainless steel, porcelain and glass through form and sensitive detailing. From an understated, yet refined set of stainless steel tableware, featuring wine goblets, carafe, bowls, and tray for the evening, to a more informal range of porcelain and glass coffee cups, sugar bowl, thermos and water carafe, the objects are designed for a wide range of settings and purposes.
all images and video courtesy Foster + Partners