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High Tea Pot and Cozy

A work made of porcelain, muskrat fur, stainless steel and leather.

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  • A work made of porcelain, muskrat fur, stainless steel and leather.




Studio Wieki Somers (Dutch, founded 2003)
Wieki Somers (Dutch, born 1976)
Dylan van den Berg (Dutch, born 1971)

About this artwork

Studio Wieki Somers transforms familiar object forms into fantastical devices for storytelling. Profound attention to materials guides this process, which combines traditional and high-tech fabrication methods. The High Tea Pot and Cozy pairs a porcelain imitation of a pig’s skull with a muskrat-fur cozy. Through these objects, the bourgeois ritual of tea confronts the “uncivilized” character of undisguised animal materials. For Wieki Somers, the work is meant to prompt delight and aversion in equal measure, encouraging us to question our relationship to objects.


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Architecture and Design


Studio Wieki Somers (Designer)


High Tea Pot and Cozy

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Designed 2003


Porcelain, muskrat fur, stainless steel and leather


Skull Pot: 22.9 × 45.8 × 16.6 cm (9 × 18 × 6 1/2 in.); Cozy: 22.9 × 55.9 × 7 cm (9 × 22 × 2 3/4 in.)

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Funds provided by the Architecture & Design Society

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