If you had to guess what is considered to be one of the most collected archetypal forms in the craft world, what would it be?
Before you spend too much time with that question, I will tell you.
It’s the teapot.
While the traditional teapot should be at the very least functional — that is, have the ability to hold and pour a liquid, I recently viewed an exhibition that turns all that on end with the “idea of a teapot.”
If you take the most basic functional elements of what defines a teapot, it boils down to three things: a vessel-like shape with an opening at the top, a handle, and a spout.
Take those elements (and throw in a lid if you like) and you have the essence of a teapot. -- Design Observer
You laugh but this video has more than twenty-one million views on Youtube. Why? I wouldn't care to speculate.Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 11, 2014 9:43 PM