Fun Link Friday: The Art of Tea? Kengo Kuma’s $80K Silver Tea Set

Most people associate tea bowls and tea utensils with rustic, austere aesthetics– earthenware bowls (sometimes cracked and/or repaired) and inherited kettles, objects that carry with them a long history of ownership and use. So what does one make of the famous Japanese architect Kengo Kuma’s silver tea tea, which clocks in at a value of $80,000?


Commissioned by David Chu, the head of the Danish silverware and jewelry brand Georg Jensen, this collaboration has rendered a tea set that walks the line between art and traditional aesthetic. But would tea masters purchase it? What do you guys think? 🙂

Check out more photos and information at the original article on Spoon & Tamago.

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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