Makiko Nakamura is an innovative designer who plays on both sides of the form/function divide. Her useful tableware is certainly stunning but we love her playful sculptural endeavors just as well.
The 100 Years After the Party Teapot is a piece from a whimsical collection based on a fairy tale of her own creation. The story starts with an abandoned porcelain tea set left lonely and bare at the end of civilization, gold paint worn away by a century of rain. A wandering bird drops a fateful seed that eventually encompasses everything in a spectacular verdure of flowers and foliage.
The creamy white porcelain looks so delicate and alive. You can actually see a tiny touch of gold on the rim. Subtle textures pop out in unexpected places. The 100 Years After The Party Teapot tells a story all its own.