Matteo Thun, designer
Italian, b. 1952

Memphis Group

‘Chad’ teapot

Designed 1982

Glazed porcelain

11 3/4 in. H x 8 1/2 in. W x 4 1/4 in. D

$2,000.00

Memphis Milano formed in the 1980s as a response to the stark minimalism of the previous decade. The group’s over-the-top, maximalistic designs were the epitome of kitsch, yet the public responded enthusiastically to this new style that in many ways became the aesthetic of the 80s. Matteo Thun’s oversized ‘Chad’ teapot shows Memphis Milano’s playful approach to design, and its irreverence to form following function. The teapot is completely dysfunctional, serving instead as a sculptural centerpiece.

Memphis Milano formed in the 1980s as a response to the stark minimalism of the previous decade. The group’s over-the-top, maximalistic designs were the epitome of kitsch, yet the public responded enthusiastically to this new style that in many ways became the aesthetic of the 80s. Matteo Thun’s oversized ‘Chad’ teapot shows Memphis Milano’s playful approach to design, and its irreverence to form following function. The teapot is completely dysfunctional, serving instead as a sculptural centerpiece.

“It’s that lightness of thought and lightness of product that we all should aspire to.”

Matteo Thun

Condition

Excellent.

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References

Provenance

Estate of John ‘Parker’ Prindle, Jr., Boston, MA

Excellent.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

Estate of John ‘Parker’ Prindle, Jr., Boston, MA

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This item ships free to the continental US, and globally for a flat-rate fee of $100.

All objects are packed with utmost care by our team of expert fine art shippers. All items are shipped with parcel insurance.

For more information on our shipping policies, please visit our FAQ Page.

All of our objects look even more stunning in person!

However, in case you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are willing to accept returns.

For more information on our return policies, please visit our FAQ page.

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