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Norman Foster Designs a New Range of Tableware for Stelton

Norman Foster Designs a New Range of Tableware for Stelton
Stelton full range in polished stainless steel, porcelain, and glass
(© Aaron Hargreaves / Foster + Partners)

Soft geometry and simple sculptural form define the new range of tableware designed by the world’s foremost architect Norman Foster for Danish design house, Stelton.

Foster takes an eclectic approach to materiality — through simple form and sensitive detailing, he ties together the unique characteristics of stainless steel, glass, and porcelain. From stainless steel wine goblets, bowls, carafe, and tray to porcelain and glass coffee cups, sugar bowl, and thermos — the range is designed for a wide range of settings and functions. 

While describing his new collection, Norman Foster said: “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. 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.”