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.
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