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The Teapot Project

Hendrik Forster and Kenny Son

The Teapot Project is a unique collaboration between master gold and silversmith Hendrik Forster and object maker and designer Kenny Son. Their collaboration and shared design philosophy elevates the everyday object and uncovers fabrication capabilities that we still have in abundance in this country – who said manufacturing was dead!

Tea is universal yet there are specific cultural interests that both Hendrik and Kenny from their respective German and Korean backgrounds bring to their work that adds further depth and flavour to the story. In production drawings, prototypes, documentation of process and the final objects, we hope to deepen people’s understanding of the power of good design through this exhibition.

The Teapot Project encapsulates what Australian Design Centre is about – a collision of craft and design; and the innovation and industry that is created when collaboration is central to the process.

This partnership between Hendrik Forster, Kenny Son and their collaborators fuse craftsmanship, engineering, ingenuity and creativity creating a ubiquitous domestic item that is at once functional, beautiful and completely unique.

Both Hendrik and Kenny strongly believe that production resolution lies in the balance of traditional handcraftsmanship and local industrial processes and this project presents an excellent example. It is the training and vision of these two practitioners that informed the project, ensuring the journey and process is as remarkable as the outcome.



Every day, 11am to 4pm

Thursday 11 April to Wednesday 5 June 2019

ADC Gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 4pm and by appointment. Closed Mondays and Sundays.



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