How a teapot tea-volutionized

In 1983, Mono revolutionized the design of teapots and the principle of making tea with Tassilo von Grolman's design. Simply ingenious was the idea of making the strainer almost as large as the pot to give the tea leaves more room to develop their aroma. Tea lovers and design fans cheered together about the successful synthesis of form and function. Since then, the icon has been awarded as often as copied.

The Mono tea portfolio

The Mono Classic teapots, designed in 1983 and 1986, were the first Mono teapots. It was the inventor of a functional principle, pioneer in modern design language and became an icon. The Mono Filio teapots are a further development of the Classic, they are characterized by maximum reduction. The simple silhouette and the floating glass bulb are reminiscent of Bauhaus cantilever chairs. In 2010, Tassilo von Grolman managed to surprise us again with Mono Ellipse. The heat-resistant borosilicate glass with an asymmetrical shape, round at the top and elliptical at the bottom, was a technical world novelty. A selection of teapot warmer, cups and complementary products complete the Mono tea pleasure.

Awarded

Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York 
Corning Museum of Glass, New York 
Die Neue Sammlung, München  
Haus Industrieform, Essen  
Kestner Museum, Hannover 
Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig  
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg 
Rat für Formgebung, Frankfurt 
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Kassel  
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York  
Victoria and Albert Museum, London